A large city on lockdown. Flights suspended. A rising death toll … a global health emergency. The headlines are anxiety-producing, even for those oceans away from the epicenter of this health crisis. The spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, a major industrial city in East-Central China in December, is […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Knowing whether a child is well enough to go to school can be tough for any parent. Sometimes, it’s clear a child is too sick to go to school or daycare because he’s sluggish, lost his appetite and isn’t playing well. But, there are other times it’s questionable whether to keep him home, like when […]
By the time you hold your newest addition in your arms for the first time, chances are you’ve already chosen one of the most important people in your little one’s early life — a pediatrician. You and your baby will probably visit the doctor more often during the first year than at any other time. […]
February is American Heart Month. In celebration, we typically hear messages about how adults can lower their risk for heart disease. But, research shows cardiovascular disease can begin in childhood. So, let’s talk about heart-healthy habits kids can develop now to hopefully avoid heart disease as they age. Kids are more likely to stick to […]
The nursery is complete, the stroller purchased and the car seat installed. You and your spouse have even agreed on a name for your baby. The only thing left to do is pack your bags for the hospital, right? Wrong. Choosing the right pediatrician also should be on your to-do list before baby arrives. “It’s […]
We now know “breast is best” for your grandbaby. We have the scientific research to prove that it not only provides the highest nutrition for baby, while protecting him from infection, but also breast milk has many benefits for mom, too. Today, breastfeeding is the norm, rather than the exception. In fact, more than 80% […]