Is My Child Ready For Their First Cell Phone?…

We live in a world full of technology and, for many of us, our children understand it better than we do. Parents may feel pressured by their children to provide them with a cell phone at an early age but … Continue reading

How To Tell If Your Child Has a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)…

Kids catch lots of bugs in their first few years of life. Colds and other respiratory infections are common. But kids can get urinary tract infections (UTIs), too. Up to 8% of girls and 2% of boys will get a … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #1 – How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria But Can Become Resistant Overtime…

Antibiotics are an some of the most important medications pediatricians can use to combat infections. Antibiotics are also over requested and over prescribed. Antibiotics kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Disinfectants, like bleach, also kill bacteria but it’s not … Continue reading

Finding a Healthy Weight For Your Child – Small Changes In Their Daily Activities Can Reduce The Risk Of Obesity Significantly…

Families are being pulled in many directions each week with different school, work, and sporting activities consuming their time. In this time crunch, remembering to add healthy food choices and exercise can feel overwhelming. In the last 20 years, obesity in … Continue reading

What Should You Feed Your Child When They Have Diarrhea?

The BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) was once a staple that most pediatricians recommended for children with an upset stomach. The idea was that it gave the gut a chance to rest and reduced the amount of stool produced. … Continue reading

Talking Directly To Your Babies/Toddlers and Using More Complex Words Will Help Develop Better Vocabularies and Communication Skills

New research presented in February 2014 to the American Association for the Advancement of Science shows that talking intelligently helps babies and toddlers vocabulary skills.  This will help the babies and toddlers lean through context to connect words with their meanings. Longer … Continue reading

Obesity in Adolescence Can Be Influenced By Watching Too Much TV Or Having An Obese Parent

Overweight 5th graders who watched 30 hours of TV and had an obese parent had a 21% chance of becoming obese in 10th grade. Overweight children and adolescents can get fit but they must overcome some lifestyle challenges. A new … Continue reading

Is It a Sinus Infection or a Cold? Tips On How To Tell The Difference…

When children have a runny nose, cough and fever, it’s hard to tell if it’s just a cold or something more severe like a sinus infection. Tips to know the difference… Sinus Infections are more rare than colds Fewer than … Continue reading

Bacteria, C-Section, and Breast Feeding: How It Affects Your Baby’s Health…

Researchers are figuring out why C-Sections and Breast Feed have lifelong effects on a baby’s health. It’s because of the bacteria they are exposed to through mothers milk and vaginal delivery. These bacteria live in the gut of the baby … Continue reading

Symptoms of Type I and II Diabetes in Children and How To Treat Them…

Juvenile diabetes or Type I diabetes is the most common to affect children and teens. Type I diabetes is where the body is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that delivers glucose to the cells. Although the most … Continue reading