ER or Urgent Care?
When do I go to Children's Hospital Emergency Department and when is an urgent care enough? This is a question frequently asked by our patients and parents. If you feel
Acne: Make it go away!
Many teens and young adults suffer from acne. This is due to hormonal changes that increase oil production in the skin leading to blockage of hair follicles. In research studies,
Reading has been shown to impact children’s speech, language development, and reading
comprehension skills. Start reading to your children right after they are born and try to find 5-10
minutes to read
The “Terrible Twos” often last well into the “threes,” or third year of life. Dealing with a defiant
toddler can be difficult. Make sure to choose your battles and be consistent.
Being a new parent is overwhelming and exhausting! Make sure that when you lie your infant down that you ALWAYS put them on their back. There should not be pillows,
Influenza is a sometimes serious but often preventable illness. It is recommended that children and adolescents of all ages receive the influenza vaccine. Vaccine supply this year has been sluggish,
Bullying is common throughout childhood. Be sure to talk to your kids about the harm of using words and actions against others and keep an open dialogue to help encourage
Talk to your teen
Be sure to talk with your teenagers about the risks of substance abuse. Cigarette and alcohol use among high school students is decreasing, but use of marijuana is increasing. In
I see that tooth!
Dental hygiene is tied to overall health and should begin with the eruption of the first tooth. We now recommend using a small smear of fluoridated toothpaste and brushing 1-2
Is my child keeping up?
Children's development can vary, however, if you have concerns that your child is delayed, be sure to bring this up with your pediatrician. Studies show that when parents have concerns about
Healthy Snacks While on the Go
Make eating on-the-go healthier and easier by packing lunches and snacks that your whole family can enjoy. Package single size servings in rubber containers or baggies for an easy-to-grab snack
Avoid the Bite
Avoid biting insects and painful, itchy bites by using insect repellant when outdoors. Repellant with DEET is safe to use in kids who are older than 2 months, and the