Fran R. Cogen, MD, CDE, is the director of the Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children’s National.
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Starting soon after birth, you should have regular wellness visits to make sure your child is developing at the expected pace.
With all the pressure on testing, school performance and college admissions, it is a tough time to be in high school.
A well child visit is the best time to talk to your pediatrician about normal growth, development and behavior.
Many high schools start classes around 7:30 am, while most teenagers fall asleep around 11 pm, leading to a lack of sleep.