• 28
  • Feb2022

Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

Kindness matters and there are some great health benefits that go along with being kind. Some of these include: Creating a sense of belonging Spreading kindness helps build, maintain and strengthen social connections. Helping others creates a sense of belonging by creating new friends and connecting with communities. It also gives a sense of purpose […]

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  • 22
  • Feb2022

Return to Sports Guidelines

Return to Sports Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a Covid-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports and Physical Activity on February 9th. This guidance applies to “children and adolescents who are participating in and/or returning to physical activity, inclusive of but not limited to, organized sports and physical education class within school.” Many children have been affected […]

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  • 19
  • Feb2022

Good Oral Hygiene Starts Young

Good Oral Hygiene Starts Young

Good oral hygiene should start as early as the first years of a child’s life. Developing healthy dental habits young will help them continue as they grow older. They can avoid many of the problems that result from poor oral health, including gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay. It is also believed that mouth disease […]

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  • 26
  • Jan2022

Let’s Talk Oatmeal

Let’s Talk Oatmeal

What a great time to talk about oats! January is National Oatmeal Month. Oats are an incredibly nutritious food packed with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Compared to other grains, they are high in fiber and protein and contain the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called […]

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  • 20
  • Jan2022

Alone Time With Your Physician

Alone Time With Your Physician

Typically, a pediatric examination starts with the parent and child together while the doctor asks typical questions about medical history, any new issues, medications taken, eating behavior and how things are with family, friends, and school. This part of the visit is directed primarily to the parent, though the adolescent is always able to chime […]

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  • 13
  • Jan2022

Natural Cold Remedies

Natural Cold Remedies

We are in that time of year where sickness is abound. Last year, we saw a significant reduction in the flu and colds due to masks and sanitation measures. Now that things are a little more back to normal, getting sick in the winter can sometimes be inevitable. If you feel a cold coming on, […]

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  • 03
  • Jan2022

Identifying And Treating Eating Disorders

Identifying And Treating Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can be complex and hard to identify and treat in children and teens, but the earlier an eating disorder is detected, the better chance at a healthy outcome for a young patient. A clinical report from the The American Academy of Pediatrics describes common eating disorders, their physical manifestations, and the pediatrician’s role […]

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  • 28
  • Dec2021

Surgeon General Calls Action

Surgeon General Calls Action

The AAP published an article on December 7th stating that the Surgeon General is calling for action to protect children’s mental health. Following is an excerpt from that annoucement: The surgeon general is calling attention to widespread mental health challenges among youths and laid out expansive actions to protect them. These issues have been exacerbated […]

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  • 22
  • Nov2021

Is It Flu Or Is It Covid 19?

Is It Flu Or Is It Covid 19?

Flu season always created a sense of fear and caution, wanting to protect your child from contracting the illness. When you put Covid-19 into the mix, it causes even greater concern – and even some confusion. Note, it is safe to have your child get a flu shot if they have had the Covid-19 vaccine. […]

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  • 23
  • Aug2021

Baby’s First Bath: 3 Common Questions And Answers

Baby’s First Bath: 3 Common Questions And Answers

After you have a new baby, there are a lot of firsts – first feeding, first outing, first haircut. While many of these firsts are exciting, if this is your first baby, some of them can be very scary, too. And one of the firsts you may be more nervous about is giving your baby […]

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