two girls buying earings

Q&A: Is a tattoo parlor safer than a mall kiosk for ear piercing?

Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian answers a reader’s question about whether ear piercing is safer at a tattoo parlor or a mall kiosk.

Mother and daughter at desk looking at papers

Helping your child prepare for the transition to college

Here are four things to keep in mind as you spend the next few months helping your child prepare for the transition to college.

Pediatrician examining little girl's lymph nodes

Q&A: Should I be worried about my kids getting mumps?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the thousands of cheerleaders who were exposed to mumps at a cheerleading competition in Texas. How common is something like this, and should I be worried about my kids getting mumps when they go to large public events or even to school?

Dr. Kurt Newman with a little girl

Do’s and don’ts for parents: Health care advice from a pediatric surgeon

There are things every parent can do and learn ahead of time to make sure they get the best care for their kids if and when the time comes.

Cardiologist Gerard Martin holding a baby

Finding the right cardiologist for your child

It can be frightening to learn that your child has a heart condition, but finding the right cardiologist doesn’t have to add to the stress.