Category: Children’s health

What Donald Trump has wrong about autism

By: Dr. Craig Boreman, medical director of the Autism Diagnostic Center at Dayton Children’s Have we finally discovered the cause of autism? According to recent political debates, that is what some of the candidates seem to believe.  Donald Trump claimed … Continue reading

Why boredom is not a problem to be solved

“I’m bored,” whether uttered by a four or fourteen year-old, usually prompts parents to become entertainers and event planners. I guess someone wrote that our job description included being responsible for making sure that our kids never experience boredom. This … Continue reading

These are not the top child health problems

Childhood obesity, bullying, and drug abuse are the top child health problems, according to respondents to a national survey for Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Michigan. The survey participants got it wrong on two of those priorities.  Their responses are more … Continue reading

I’m used to mutant turtles, but mutant lice???

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer As the mother of two young boys, ages 3 and 5, I have plenty of knowledge on mutant species.  From mutant turtles to mutated humans I am well versed, but mutant lice??  That is a new … Continue reading

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