There are many reasons children get bloody noses: allergies in the spring, summer and fall can contribute to a bloody nose, and so can the dryness of winter. As Cindy Gellner, MD, explains, it’s the frequent rubbing and blowing of the nose that can actually lead to the bleeding. She tells parents how to treat a bloody nose at home and what to do if the bleeding doesn’t stop.
If your teen has run away from home, the first priority is finding them and ensuring they’re safe. But what should you do after they safely return home? Amanda McNab, MSW, LCSW, suggests the steps parents should take to understand why your teenager ran away in the first place—and start to rebuild the relationship in a healthy way to prevent future runaways.
Raising children is a community effort, but our society can make us feel we should be able to do it successfully alone. But the instincts are not always natural, and the expectations are not always met. And the advice you receive may not be the help you need. Matrescence—the physical, mental, and emotional transition into motherhood—comes differently to different women. Returning from parental leave, in S5E18, Margaux talks to Dr. Manpreet Kaur about the support network needed during the postpartum period, and how their knowledge of medicine and being working physicians contributes to their new roles as mothers.
As a parent, if you suspect your child may be engaging in self-harming behaviors, you may not be sure what to do to help. Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Conover explains how to identify signs of self-harm, provides strategies for discussing your worries with your teen, and resources available to help parents in this scary situation.
The National Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 by dialing 988.
It’s the time of year when your child gets sick over and over, and you wonder if they’ll ever be healthy again. They start to sniffle and you bundle them up to try to keep the sickness at bay. But contrary to popular belief, we don’t get sick because the weather’s too cold or because we’re not wearing the right amount of appropriate seasonal clothing. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about when, why, and how children get colds and other winter infections. She’ll also discuss when you should worry if sneezing and coughing becomes too frequent.
They’re young. They’re spontaneous. They’re mobile. When your new toddler and infant finally starting moving around on their own, it can pose new dangers when it comes to poison prevention in your home. Sherrie Pace from Utah Poison Control shares what concerns you should have as a parent for every stage of your child’s development and tips to keep your kids safe. Remember: Nothing is child proof.
If you suspect a poisoning, call Utah Poison Control immediately at 800-222-1222. You’ll get the most accurate information available, and it’s free.
You’ve probably heard the old wives’ tale, “don’t let your child eat sugar, or they’ll get diabetes.” Is this true? Is it true that there is a cure for diabetes? Access to the Internet has created an explosion in information available to people, but it can be hard to tell what is true, and what isn’t. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner debunks common diabetes myths, and shares what’s true when it comes to your children.
As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange smells to general moodiness, Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her expertise to prepare parents for raising a boy going through puberty.
A daughter’s first period marks her entry into womanhood. For a lot of parents—mothers in particular—this is also a time of new anxieties and concerns about their child’s health. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what’s normal, what’s not, and what to expect now that your daughter has had her menarche.
The bond between mother and child is fundamental. We all have mothers. Some of us are mothers, and some will become mothers. From pregnancy to the emotional attachment when a mother sees her child smile—whether by choice or by chance—motherhood affects a woman in all the domains of her life. Jessi, 7 Domains listener and mother of two, joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the gift of a mother's protection, and the bond we share with our mothers.
Most smells come from kids being active explorers and can wash off with soap, water, and teeth brushing. But what if an offensive odor doesn’t go away? Dr. Cindy Gellner goes smell by smell to identify what’s causing that stink and talks about whether you should visit your child’s pediatrician.
If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key and you should be able to ask your child about how they’re feeling. He explains strategies to talk to your teen about their mental health and how to identify when you should seek professional help.
That constipated look your baby gives you when they can’t poop can be entertaining to look at, but can be quite painful for your baby. Luckily, painful pooping, or infant dyschezia, is a very common, normal and curable problem. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what might cause dychezia and what safe methods you can use to help your baby.
For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic work, and in some cases, even hinder speech development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains when and why your child should stop using a pacifier and shares her strategies for getting your child off the binky for good.