Sleep health seems like a seasonal topic that rears its head around Daylight Saving Time transitions, but there are some aspects that don’t get enough conversation. We’ve probably all heard that the best way to raise a healthy child is to lead a healthy lifestyle ourselves. While it’s not a 100% foolproof method, it’s a… Read More Your Sleep Health vs. Your Child’s
Is your teenager skipping breakfast? Well, he wouldn’t be the first and he certainly won’t be the last. Unfortunately, many adolescents skip breakfast on a regular basis (some even skip lunch too!), but contrary to what you might think about not eating a meal, it actually does more harm in the long run. Before we get… Read More Skipping Breakfast? Bad Idea…
While we may not be as sleep-oriented as cats, humans still need a fair amount of sleep. We actually spend close to 1/3 of our lives sleeping! That might seem overwhelming, but let’s just take it day-by-day: we’ve got 24 hours every day, so 1/3 of that is… 8 hours! Now it makes a little… Read More Staying Up Late?! Sleep!
The past several years have seen the HPV vaccine in and out of news cycles. At some points, recommendations were in different states and varied from doctor to doctor, but for some time now, the HPV vaccine schedule has proven to be effective in both boys and girls, and is recommended for both. As with much… Read More Let’s Talk About the HPV Vaccine
So school has officially begun. Are you already back in to the swing of things? Perhaps adjusting to the routine is tough, and we get that. Here are some helpful tips and things to focus on to help you get on track with the school year schedule. As pediatric providers, it’s our job to help… Read More Back to School Tips
Today we’d like to share an article on outside safety written by Dr. Zeba with Weissbluth Pediatrics. The weather might be so hot that we don’t even want to go outside at times, but children tend to love the park, so it’s best to be on our toes and know what to keep an eye… Read More Playground Safety – Dr Zeba Hasan
The following post is reblogged with the contributions of Contemporary Pediatrics. When it comes to the possible link between acetaminophen and asthma, the most prudent response might be “primum non nocere,” or “first, do no harm.” That’s the advice offered in a review of recent clinical studies on the issue. Acknowledging the challenge facing pediatricians,… Read More Try Not to Mix Acetaminophen with Asthma
As we quickly approach the holidays, we know that families will be traveling to see one another, and some children may be meeting pets for the first time. Pets are also common gifts for children, so we think it’s best to emphasize a bit of safety for our little loved ones as they encounter their… Read More Pets and Safety
Here’s a slightly higher-level educational piece that was wonderfully done by the folks at TED. It’s not too long, and is very eye-opening. Share this with your teenagers and even your younger ones!
We know that many schoolyards and playgrounds in town may not be the ideal in natural terrain, but these benefits should be taken advantage of by going out to parks with your children. Living in a valley means that we’re never that far from mountains, and that natural environment is something your child will benefit… Read More Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards