Child Health

Is My Child Too Young for Antidepressants?

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Some 5 percent of kids and teenagers experience depression at a given point in their young lives, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). But do they really need to take antidepressants? That’s what we asked John T. Walkup, M.D., the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Weill Cornell Medical College and ... Read More »

Is Eczema Contagious? Eczema Myths Dispelled

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There was a time when eczema patients were advised not to take frequent baths or showers, to eliminate specific foods from their diets, and to try to sort of forget about their pain and minimize the impact of this painful skin condition on their lives. “The perception persists that it is ‘just eczema,’” says Peter Lio, MD, co-founder of the ... Read More »