Many caregivers of
colicky babies worry that they are doing something
wrong to cause their baby to cry excessively. Doctors now know
that colic is an extreme form of normal crying behavior and caregivers are not
to blame. A baby with colic has difficulty stopping a crying episode after it
has begun, despite your attempts to soothe and console him or her.
But babies may cry more when they sense family tension or caregiver
anxiety. Talk to your doctor if you feel
anxious about things in your life.
Racing champ Jeff Gordon's focus on children's health comes at a crucial time. The number of
U.S. children with chronic health conditions has risen dramatically in the past
four decades, according to a study published last June in The Journal
of the American Medical Association. Some of the study's findings:
Of 80 million children in America, about 8% (6.5 million) have chronic
conditions that interfere with regular daily activity, says study author James
M. Perrin, MD, professor of pediatrics...