For kids suffering with chronic stomach pain, a non-medical treatment pioneered at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers hope.
Gabe had always been a strong, healthy kid who rarely even caught a cold. At 5’10”, 240 lbs., he was a dedicated athlete who was excited to start his sophomore year playing offensive lineman for his high school football team. But as the fall of 2016 rolled on, something changed.
It’s the day we all anticipate as we invite friends and family, set the table and plan a menu of favorite foods. But for my patients with celiac disease and their parents, the Thanksgiving table presents a dilemma — which Thanksgiving foods are safe?
People avoid talking about constipation, but it’s a common problem in kids, especially those ages 2-4 who are potty training. Constipation can happen in summertime, as kids tend to play outside and get dehydrated, forgetting to drink and replace fluids.
As a parent, chances are you’ve seen it or have even worn it on your shirt: spit-up. Sometimes, it may feel as if your baby spits up everything they’ve just been fed, and after every meal! Spit-up is a common occurrence in babies, but if there are other symptoms, it’s important to check in with your pediatrician.
Years ago while doing my training in gastroenterology, I performed the very first lactose breath test for my university in a 32-year-old volunteer who often drank milk and ate ice cream.
“Poop,” my 2-year-old granddaughter says enthusiastically. “Me. Look … Woooow!” She’s acquired the curiosity bug and wants to view the poop before it’s flushed away.