Research has shown that while drinking can be “contagious,” mental health issues are not. But a relationship with a randomly assigned college student can pose special problems.
In past doctor-patient relationships, there was no question whose time took precedence and who was kept waiting. Thanks to technology, physicians are finding out what it feels like.
A study published this month found that playing with their foods is a way for toddlers to learn what they are.
When traveling with children, it helps to be prepared for bites, infections, even cars without seatbelts.
Long after a child has recovered from a serious illness or injury, families can be left dealing with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
Shyness is part of the range of the human normal, but it can also be an indicator of bullying, anxiety, a learning problem or other issues.
As recent high school graduates set off for college, the responsibility for their health shifts, and both parents and students should prepare for the change.
A full story and a careful exam can determine which pains may indicate serious illness.
In a study of 10,000 visits to a children’s hospital emergency room, constipation was the most common specific diagnosis.
More doctors are growing concerned about the effects of childhood poverty in an age when income inequality is increasing and social mobility is declining.