Constantino, Glowinski and Luby named Best Doctor

Congratulations to John Constantino, MD, Anne Glowinski, MD and Joan Luby, MD, for making the Best Doctors List in America for 2016.

Doctors say pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

Dr. Cynthia Rogers explains mental health professionals’ hope that widespread screening will reduce the stigma of mental illness, and even normalize mental health questioning of pregnant women.

Preparing teenagers for college

Paul Glaser, MD, PhD, recommends that parents ask their college-bound children how they feel about the approaching changes in their lives.

Advice for parents on teaching kids to work as a team

Dehra Harris explains how parents can help their children shift perspectives to better understand teammates and losing.

Advocating that parents teach their daughters to be brave rather than perfect

Dehra Glueck says the main difference is that brave daughters are raised to take risks rather than trying to be perfect. She also said it is important to start a conversation with your daughter about why perfect doesn’t work – mostly because if you are trying to be perfect you will never be at your learning edge – which is where you actually change and grow – and it has plenty of failure.

The crisis within: How toxic stress and trauma endanger our children

Joan Luby and Cynthia Rogers share their research on brain development, depression and poverty in a special report examining toxic stress in St. Louis youth.

 

Addressing racial disparity in autism treatment

Dr. John N. Constantino, MD, shares his perspective in this op-ed.

Weak brain connections may link premature birth and later disorders

A study led by Cynthia Rogers comparing MRI scans of the brains of 58 full-term babies with those of 76 babies born at least 10 weeks early found that preterm infants indeed have abnormal structural brain connections.

Why girls are diagnosed with autism less often than boys?

Dr. Natasha Marrus discusses the latest developments in the field of autism research

How can parents talk to their kids about Ferguson?

Young children may be frightened by the images they see on the news, Cynthia Rogers, MD, has observed. It’s important to let them share these feelings, and also to assure them that they are safe.