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
Some of us experience dry skin during some seasons and not others. Some of us experience dry skin during the changing of the seasons. Finally, some of us just experience dry skin all the time! While we’d all like to avoid numerous trips to the doctor’s office, and we don’t want to start routine treatment for something… Read More Dry Skin? Timing is Critical!
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!
For a while it seemed like everybody was quick to point the finger at television for causing just about everything bad in children. Then the world conveniently shifted its focus to computers and video games as they experienced a rise in popularity; they’re all just “screens” after all, right? Not exactly… The U.S. Department of… Read More TV Habits Predict Obesity Trends in Children
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
Maybe you already heard the news, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick update. Nearly 80 people in the United States are now confirmed to have measles, most of them with confirmed links to the outbreak that started at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park. The California Department of Public Health was able to find… Read More Measles at Disneyland?! Here We Go Again…
Crawling seems to be one of those natural steps in most babies’ development. You may be unaware of its significance, though. Crawling is a wonderful part of development because of how it engages the brain. Some children who only crawled for a short period of time, or skipped the step altogether, can exhibit behavior atypical… Read More How Crawling Helps the Brain
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