Health

Ask the Pediatric Dentist

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so now is a great time to think about your child’s smile and the health of their...

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Change

Over the past year, many children and families have found themselves struggling to make sense of the world around them. With the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Managing Your Child’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

It’s not news that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our collective mental health. Quarantines, unpredictable school schedules, and general disruption of everyday life has...

The New Power Couple: Plants + Dairy

Plant based diets have become very popular lately, and why not? Dietitians have been saying for years we should eat more fruits and veggies,...

Help IU Researchers Develop New Tools to Address Problem Behaviors

Virtual reality may be the entertainment toy of the future, but for scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, it may just be...

3 Top Pediatric Dentists in Indianapolis

Looking for a pediatric dentist? Check out these great Pediatric Dentists around Indianapolis!     Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry At Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry, we treat your kids like our...

Back to school tips for kids with medical challenges

The decision to send our children back to in-person school or whether to enroll in virtual learning is difficult at this time; making this...

Dr. Tavel: Making Kids’ Eye Exams Less Scary

Our 6-year-old daughter had been complaining of headaches. And because two of her aunts wore eyeglasses at very early ages, we knew we had...

Keep Calm and Parent On

We think of childhood as a carefree time of play and fun, but in reality, anxiety can manifest in children at nearly any age....

That Gut Feeling: Your Digestive Health

Does it seem like you get sick a lot? Like all the time? Whether you’re constantly fighting a sinus infection or find yourself prone...

Lowering Your Daughter’s Risk of Breast Cancer

Being a parent is the most beautiful and simultaneously terrifying adventure possible. SIDS, terrible twos, learning to drive, heading off to college – the...

Lowering Your Daughter’s Risk of Breast Cancer

Being a parent is the most beautiful and simultaneously terrifying adventure possible. SIDS, terrible twos, learning to drive, heading off to college – the endeavor of raising...

Common Misconceptions about ADHD

“Isn’t everyone a little ADHD?”    “Those kids just don’t want to sit still.”    “Girls don’t have ADHD.”    “I was the same way when I was in school,...

Doc McStuffins Encourages Empathy and Wellbeing

With one touch of her stethoscope something magical happens. Not only do Doc McStuffins’s toy friends come to life, but she encourages healthy habits, independence, confidence and...

Bringing Your Preemie Home

According to March of Dimes, 1 out of every 10 babies will be born prematurely – meaning before 37 weeks gestation. For these preemies, the journey...

An Underused and Important Vaccination

Did you know that only 40 percent of girls and 22 percent of boys between 13 and 17 years of age have been vaccinated...

Eating Disorders in Young Children

40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight or about becoming too fat. Hospitalizations for eating disorders in children under...

Eating Disorders and Young Children

40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight or about becoming too fat. (source: National Eating Disorders Association www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-facts-eating-disorders)   Hospitalizations for eating disorders in...

Putting special thought into special needs dentistry

One of the things we often hear from parents of children with special needs is the anxiety and nervousness about taking their children for regular...

When Cancer Hits Home

This article appears in our November 2015 issue of Indy's Child Parenting Magazine. Pick up a copy at your local Marsh store, YMCA, public...

Delivery Room Visits Dilemma

Your baby’s arrival is just around the corner. You’re flooded with excitement, pangs of anxiety and requests from loved ones for an invitation into...

Guiding You through pregnancy, and beyond.

So many things to think about…getting the baby’s nursery ready, baby showers, prenatal appointments, picking baby names… At Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis and...

Sweet Tips For A Healthier Halloween

On October 31st little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and creatures of all kind will once again march from one house to the next in search of...

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