Bug bites and stings usually cause momentary alarm, temporary discomfort and pain, but no serious or lasting health problems. However, some bites or stings may result in serious infections that require immediate treatment.
Arthritis is a condition that affects people of all ages. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents.
Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine.
The American Psychiatric Association’s new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5) includes significant changes in the criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder that have raised concerns among parents and advocates. Neelkamal Soares, MD, a UCLA developmental behavioral pediatrics specialist, discusses the revisions and their implications.