| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Many patients ask me when their child should begin seeing a dentist. The answer is not always clear. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see the dentist by 1 year of age, while the American Academy of...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:05 AM
WASHINGTON — Remember recess? Making up games, soaring on swings and conquering the monkey bars?
For years, many schools have been cutting back on recess as they try to squeeze more instruction time out of the day. Now everyone from health...
| Aug 29, 2012
As president and chief executive officer, Dr. Sperring is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for pediatric services throughout IU Health, which includes direct operational and strategic oversight of pediatric programs,...
| Apr 29, 2013
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com.
April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The numbers of kids 15 and under who got hurt riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs) went up 35% between 2001 and 2004 — but then fell 37% between 2004 and 2010, a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would investigate the safety of added caffeine in U.S. food and beverage products, Wrigley North America has decided to put its bid to market a caffeinated gum on hold out of...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of the first warnings new mothers hear is that offering babies formula soon after birth can lead to problems with breast-feeding. Sating infants' hunger with formula can prevent them from nursing vigorously, interfering with milk production;...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The nation’s pediatricians have some advice for expectant parents who are considering giving birth to their child at home: Don’t.
Home birth is not very common in the United States – fewer than 1% of babies are born outside of a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage.
American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:49 PM
More than 17% of children considered to be at risk of committing suicide have guns in the home that could make a passing destructive impulse deadly, and between 15% and 30% of those adolescents told researchers they had access to those guns, to bullets,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study.
Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...