Kathleen Romito MD


Depression in Children and Teens

Top of the pageDepression in Children and TeensDepression 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...

Rhabdomyolysis

Top of the pageRhabdomyolysisRhabdomyolysis is a process in which dying muscle cells cause the toxic buildup of certain substances in the blood. Some of these substances are creatine, myoglobin, aldolase, potassium, and lactate dehydrogenase. Left untreated,...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Top of the pagePost-Traumatic Stress DisorderPost-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a strong and lasting emotional reaction to a very disturbing event, such as war, violent crime, or a natural disaster.It’s normal for such events to make you feel scared,...

Abdominal Pain and Other Illness

Many chronic illnesses can cause belly (abdominal) pain. These illnesses include sickle cell disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and cystic fibrosis. Sudden (acute) illnesses, such as strep throat and influenza (flu), can cause belly pain when the glands in the belly become swollen or inflamed. These…

Overhead Stretch for the Shoulders

Standing about an arm’s length away, grasp on to a solid surface, such as a countertop, a doorknob, or the back of a sturdy chair. With your knees slightly bent, bend forward with your arms straight, lowering your upper body and letting your shoulders stretch. As your shoulders are able to stretch farther, you may need…