Although I am a physician who takes care of infants who are often critically ill, much of my research at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center involves evaluating healthy infants and children. This may seem odd. Who cares about how healthy children are growing??? Feed ‘em (but don’t overdo it) and they’ll grow sounds like a good plan!
Vulvovaginitis occurs in up to 75% of females before their first menstrual period and is one of the most common reasons prepubertal girls have to visit a pediatrician or pediatric gynecologist. By definition, vulvovaginitis means inflammation of the vulva and vagina. Signs of this may include vaginal discharge, odor or bleeding. Presenting symptoms may include external irritation and discomfort.
If you would have asked me about being a father a year ago, I would have told you I didn’t think it would ever happen. But, after months of fertility and a pretty uneventful pregnancy aside from the obvious complications of carrying multiples, I can say that I am so blessed to be celebrating father’s day this year.
Children with an autism spectrum disorder generally have poor social skills and poor social judgment. They also have a low tolerance for interacting socially for extended amounts of time because it is exhausting for them. Many children with autism want to have friends but don’t know how to go about it. This is where the parents can come in and lend a hand.