In gymnastics, the demand for strength, flexibility and aesthetics – or form and appearance – combined with repetitive impact can be taxing on young bodies and put them at greater risk for injuries and strains.Read more
You return from a camping trip only to find your seven year old is complaining that her legs are really itchy. The red, swollen skin could mean poison ivy or poison oak. Should you be concerned?
While it can be hard to live with the itching sometimes, rashes – also called dermatitis – are often not something to worry about although there are times where they may need medical treatment.Read more
Warm weather is here and that means lawn mowing season is in full swing. While it seems like a routine house chore, lawn mowing can pose danger for kids and adults. Take a minute to review the dangers that we need to be aware of to keep our kids safe.
Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age.
To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the different developmental stages.Read more
It’s National Infant Immunization Week (#Ivax2Protect). What?! Why is an adolescent medicine physician blogging about infant immunizations?! With all the measles going on (seriously, I cannot even deal with the current measles outbreak – 704 cases this year alone!), we need to talk about immunizations and the current laws.Read more