For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, see our Dental Emergency page

How to Think About Autism?

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine last week shows that differences and abnormalities in the brains of autistic children are likely to have arisen before birth.

In the last decade there have been a number of studies on this explosive topic and it has been hard to separate rumors from . . . → Read More: How to Think About Autism?

Child Vaccination Debate

The question of whether vaccination should become mandatory for all children has reached new urgency after a recent outbreak of measles in Manhattan.

Read this interesting dissuasion of whether parents worldwide should or should not have the option of having their child immunized.

Active Mothers, Active Children

A study at the University of Cambridge tracking physical activity patterns of more than 500 women and their four-year-olds proves the direct influence mothers have on their children’s future activity choices.

Mothers who were more physically active influenced their children to lead more active lifestyles. Read more.

How Much Media is Too Much For My Child?

In our technologically overabundant society many parents wonder how much media is too much for the welfare of their child.

Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has given a lot of attention to the rightful place of media and technology in the development of a child. Should young kids watch TV? . . . → Read More: How Much Media is Too Much For My Child?

Study Working on Closing the Gap in Child Language Development

Recent research on child development has proven that continuous interaction between children and their parents and caregivers from infancy on does wonders in brain development.

An ambitious new campaign, known as Providence Talks, tracks the poorest residents of Providence and records every word spoken between children and their parents. Providence Talks intends to reduce the . . . → Read More: Study Working on Closing the Gap in Child Language Development