Teens on average need about nine hours of sleep at night. But most don’t get the amount of sleep they need. School, friends, homework, activities, television, video games, cell phones (texting) and the computer may have a higher priority for a teen than sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for a teen’s health and well-being. What do you need to know?
Guest Blogger: Michael Fahey, MD, Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
Has your child had a fever that has lasted more than five days? As parents, it’s easy for us to jump from fever to flu to pneumonia and beyond.
What happens when your doctor tells you your child has Kawasaki disease? Do you panic? Maybe not.
Have you ever found yourself looking online to find out what type of illness you may have? Oftentimes these stray searches on the internet end in stress, and could cause you to think your injury or illness is much worse than it really is. Simplify your life and relieve the stress of not knowing what could be wrong with that sore knee of yours by downloading Health eCheck, a free symptom checker app from UMass Memorial Health Care.
Guest Blogger: Lawrence Rhein, MD, Chief of the Division of Neonatology, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
Many new parents are often shocked when the time comes to bring their newborn baby home. They can’t believe that the hospital is going to entrust them with such a tiny little human, and oftentimes, they feel incapable of meeting the needs of their new “boss.”