John Pope MD MPH


Depression in Children and Teens

Depression is a serious mood problem. It’s normal for children to be moody or sad sometimes. But children who are depressed may be sad all the time. Sometimes they may seem grumpy or bored, or they may complain of stomachaches and headaches. They may feel hopeless, worthless, or guilty. They may have trouble…

Down Syndrome, Ages 1 Month to 1 Year

If your baby is born with Down syndrome, you will likely have many questions and strong emotions. Your doctor can help answer your questions. And he or she can guide you to appropriate resources to help you manage your feelings and plan for your child’s long-term care needs. Your doctor may talk about various issues…

Down Syndrome, Ages Birth to 1 Month

If your baby is born with Down syndrome, you will likely have many questions and strong emotions. Your doctor can help answer your questions. And he or she can guide you to appropriate resources to help you manage your feelings and plan for your child’s long-term care needs. Your doctor will talk to you about various…

Hypotonia

Hypotonia is a state of reduced muscle tone, usually related to the skeletal muscles. Because a person’s muscles tend to strengthen naturally with age, hypotonia may become milder with time.

Feeding Your Child Using Division of Responsibility

The division of responsibility is a way of feeding your child that takes the battle out of meal times. From birth until your child is between 6 months and 1 year old, you are responsible for what your child eats, and your child is responsible for how much and how often he or she eats. (Infants are fed on demand.) As…