Author Claudia Anrig, DC Articles

Side Effects of Ritalin Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2003, 2.5 million kids aged 4 to 17 were receiving medication to treat ADHD. The most prevalent of these medications is methylphenidates, marketed as Ritalin and other brand names. With this drug...

Also labeled: Informed Choice, Issue #25

Pediatric Drug Testing and the Aware Parent

Harry Shirkey, a medical practitioner, coined the term “therapeutic orphans” more than 40 years ago to describe how children are overlooked in medical research; his observations remain true today. Despite the best efforts of the American Academy of...

The Well-Balanced Child

Every parent wants to raise the perfect child: healthy, happy, loved, and respected with high achievements and even higher goals. We want our children to have the things we didn’t have and to achieve their dreams. This is all well and good, unless w...

Also labeled: Issue #09, Parenting

The Outside-In Child

Young expectant parents can hardly wait for the arrival of their blessed child. Months, if not years of dreams and preparation go into starting a family. Every detail has been thought of: what schools will our children attend, what will be our...

Also labeled: Issue #06, Parenting

Helping To Find a Wellness Minded Pediatrician

Today wellness-educated parents are searching to create a “Wellness Healthcare Team” for their children. Many parents want to work with a spectrum of doctors and healthcare providers that suit the ongoing needs of their family. A growing...

Also labeled: Holistic Healthcare, Issue #04

The Backpack Dilemma

Chiropractors, pediatricians and or thopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for your child’s spine. While they may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to neck and shoulder pain as...

Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3). The majority of children...