Patient Story

‘One small girl with a huge heart’

Inspired by her grandma, 12-year-old Delaney Viewig shaved her head to support cancer research.

Kids can drown quickly and silently

Prevention is key, and CPR offers the best chance for neurological recovery from a near-drowning incident.

FDA OKs first drug containing marijuana-derived ingredient

Medication will be used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that would be a mistake.

Patient Story

Miracle Markle is ‘our hero’

Born at 22 weeks and four days gestation, little Noah is the youngest born survivor to graduate from the NICU.

Girls, young women fall short on exercise

Poor eating habits and lack of exercise in your teens and 20s will affect your health long-term.

Americans’ obsession with sugar starts in infancy

Added sugar can influence a child's food choices and impact their health later in life.

Patient Story

‘She has this awesome spirit about her’

Meredith Veenstra, 6, survives rare eye cancer with the grace and beauty of a princess.

Tiny bellies, big battles

Your kids love to load up on sugar. Some simple approaches can help put food in its proper place.

Honey helps when kids swallow button batteries

The sugar substitute could be an effective option to provide a protective barrier in the esophagus until the item can be surgically removed.

Are you a prospective poop donor?

Fecal transplants are used to treat infection with Clostridium difficile, an opportunistic bacteria that can cause death if it gains a foothold in the gut.

Get ready for another stretch of potentially dangerous heat

Young athletes and construction workers―new to the job or in their first days of practice―are especially at risk of heat-related illness. Here are top tips to stay safe and cool.