Practical Parenting Blog
Read MorePosted: February 04, 2019
Each year in the United States an estimated 40,000 parents learn their newborn has a heart defect. The news triggers a whirlwind of critical decisions to be made—and the sooner the better. Does my baby need heart surgery? Who is the best surgeon? Do we need to travel for care, and how will we deal with this financially?
Read MorePosted: January 29, 2019
Unfortunately, only about 15 percent of youth receive the support they need in making the transition to adult health care, according to a 2016 report from the National Survey of Children’s Health. In response, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), along with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (internal medicine doctors) have updated their recommendations for this important first.
Read MorePosted: January 07, 2019
The flu is upon us. Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, discusses prevention and treatment.