Category: Children’s Health & Developmental Concerns

Lesser-Known Risks of Childhood Obesity

By Elizabeth Halvorson, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest School of Medicine Childhood obesity remains a major health...

“Doing Good Things Series” ~ The iCan House

By Guest Bloggers Kim Shufran and Courtney Perry In 2008, the iCan House was created by Kim Shufran who was seeking support and help for her daughter, Erica. Kim’s...

The Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Headaches

By Guest Blogger Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, board-certified headache specialist, assistant professor,  Pediatric Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner...

Tips for Moms who have Children with Disabilities

By Guest Blogger Suzi Blair I am a former school teacher who has two hearing impaired children. My oldest child was identified at 21 months and my youngest at birth....

When the Life You Didn’t Plan Becomes the Only Life You Want

By Guest Blogger Jessie Tucker Mitchell A couple of weeks ago, on one of those record-breaking warm March afternoons, I decided to take my baby for a run.  (Okay: I ran...

Win Tickets to Either Tweetsie, Wet ‘N Wild, or the Zoo!

Summer is just over the horizon.  Brenner Children’s Hospital would like to help you start your summer planning with a “family fun day.” Enter to win 4 tickets to...

The Dreaded “L” Word: LICE

By Angela Smith and Kathleen Kirk There is a dirty little secret at your child’s school but we know it all too well. When we were asked to write this blog, we...

Tips for Parenting a Child with Anxiety

By Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA Anxiety symptoms are very common among children and teenagers. From the day your child enters school up until high school (and for some...

Identifying and Treating Hearing Loss in Children

By Daniel Kirse, MD, FAAP, professor of ENT/Head & Neck Surgery and medical director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake...

Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

By Guest Blogger Michael J. Walsh, MD, assistant professor and pediatric cardiologist, Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital Congenital heart defects...