Pramod Narula, M.D.

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

(Nov. 05, 2010) - I try to teach my teenager to have good posture, but it doesn't always work. Why is good posture so important? Are there any health risks associated with bad posture?


Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

(Sep. 02, 2010) - Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine.


What to Do If Your Child Has Croup

(Mar. 24, 2010) - Pramod Narula, M.D., chairman of pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, explains what croup is, signs and symptoms to looks for, and how parents can treat it at home.


High Blood Pressure — in Kids

(Mar. 05, 2008) - My teenage son has just been diagnosed with high blood pressure. What types of health problems are associated with this condition, and how can I ensure that he’ll stay healthy?


Mom! I Can’t Fall Asleep!

(Jan. 16, 2008) - My adolescent daughter has been having problems falling asleep. How can I help her doze off?


Identifying ADHD

(Dec. 03, 2007) - My 10-year old son is having problems concentrating in school, and his teacher suggested that he might have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. How can I tell if he really has ADHD, or if he’s just acting up?


Reading the Signs: Diagnosing Dyslexia

(Nov. 01, 2007) - My 9-year-old daughter has been having trouble in school. Her math and science skills are terrific, but she can't seem to grasp the basics of reading and writing. Her teachers suspect that she might have dyslexia. What is dyslexia?


Meningitis: Understanding the Two Kinds

(Oct. 01, 2007) - My son's daycare called to let us know that a child there was sick with meningitis. I thought this was a pretty rare disease. What are the symptoms?


Planning Now for an Easier Back-to-School

(Aug. 22, 2007) - Whether it's the first day of kindergarten or the first year of high school, a few simple back-to-school preparations can help make the start of a new school year easier for your children.


Lyme Disease: Awareness is the Best Defense

(Jul. 11, 2007) - When temperatures rise above 40 degrees, the carrier of Lyme disease — the deer tick — is much more prevalent.


How To Cope With Bedwetting

(Jun. 12, 2007) - My child has had a problem with wetting his bed, and I don’t know what to do about it. Will psychotherapy or medications help solve the problem?


Keeping an Eye Out for Ear Infections

(May. 16, 2007) - My child seems exceptionally prone to ear infections during the summer. Why is this, and is there anything I can do to prevent it?


Safety for Latchkey Kids

(Apr. 11, 2007) - There are several steps you can take to help ensure the safety of your child when they are home alone.


Spina Bifida

(Mar. 07, 2007) - Prevention is key.


What to Expect During Your Baby’s First Year

(Feb. 07, 2007) - My wife and I just brought home our first child. Can you offer any guidance about our first year with our son?


Don't Slack Off On Those Shots!

(Dec. 28, 2006) - Should I have my children vaccinated against disease or is it safer not to?


Playing It Safe This Winter

(Dec. 21, 2006) - With the snow on its way, how can I make sure my children have fun outside while still playing safely?


Immunize To Protect Your Child’s Health

(Oct. 02, 2006) - Why does my baby need to be immunized for polio? Does that disease still exist?


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