Juvenile arthritis – optimism in the face of a painful childhood illness

In the United States, 300,000 children have arthritis. Symptoms can range from mild chronic aches to debilitating pain. It can be tricky to diagnose and challenging to treat. Despite its challenges, “we’re optimistic about juvenile arthritis,” said Dr. Anthony Infante, pediatric immunologist and co-leader of the pediatric immunology and rheumatology clinic at University Health System,

Juvenile arthritis – optimism in the face of a painful childhood illness
What you need to know about breastfeeding

Many mothers want to make sure they’re breastfeeding correctly. Some have an easier time getting started, whereas others struggle to get their baby to suckle properly or to latch on. If you’re shown the proper techniques from day one, it can prevent unnecessary discomfort and set the stage for a happier, more successful breastfeeding experience.

What you need to know about breastfeeding
Managing pediatric asthma with fewer ER visits

Asthma attacks can be scary, but Dr. Rob Sanders explains how to manage childhood asthma by understanding triggers (allergens, mold, pet dander, and cigarette smoke), staying on track with medications, using inhalers and spacers and working out an action plan with your doctor. Check out these resources for more information about asthma: Daily local air

Managing pediatric asthma with fewer ER visits
Sports physicals – why your student needs one

As student-athletes and band members gear up to return to school, it’s time to make that annual trip to the doctor’s office for their sports physical exam. What is a sports physical? A sports physical, or pre-participation physical exam, is a health screening performed by a physician. The check-up is necessary to help determine if

Sports physicals – why your student needs one
Know the symptoms of endometriosis – seek diagnosis early

Endometriosis is a chronic disease caused by the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) growing outside the uterus. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it affects one in 10 women during their reproductive years. Many patients consider the symptoms embarrassing. As a result, many women don’t talk about them during an exam.

Know the symptoms of endometriosis – seek diagnosis early
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