This month, about 1,400 families in the U.S. will hear the words no one wants to hear – your child has cancer. As a pediatric oncologist, saying these words is one of the most difficult aspects of my profession. Whether you know a child with cancer or not, there are things you could do to pay tribute as we celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
A dangerous trend on TikTok is encouraging kids to take large doses of Benadryl in hopes of getting high and hallucinating. Instead, some are ending up in the hospital. In a Yahoo article, Kavita Babu, MD, a UMass Memorial emergency medicine physician and toxicologist, explained the dangers and what parents need to know.
It’s been easy to forget about how important our mental health is when wearing masks, social distancing and keeping ourselves physically safe from the coronavirus have been on the top of everyone’s minds. But your mental health isn’t something you want to leave unattended for too long, or it could have a significant impact on your well-being.