Sweet Potatoes They’re wonderful. Some might even say they’re under-appreciated. So we’re here to change that! Here at Bakersfield Pediatrics, we love to not only share knowledge of health and science, but also the plain and simple knowledge of a good recipe every now and then! These mashed sweet potatoes are great for the holiday… Read More Mashed Sweet Potatoes! (Recipe Inside)
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
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
WHEN TO SUSPECT AN ALLERGY Here are some common clues that could lead you to suspect your child may have an allergy: Environmental allergies or “hayfever”: Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two or develop around the same time every year. Symptoms may include an itchy, runny nose, nasal… Read More Allergies Are Upon Us!
Despite its legal status, alcohol continues to be the most consistently abused substance by children in the United States. It is indeed a tricky situation. Nevertheless, when asked, 80% of teenagers responded that their parents are the largest factor influencing their decisions about drinking. This is good news! By talking to children about drinking, and… Read More Addressing Alcohol
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
Summer is a wonderful time for most children, simply based on the fact that they’re out of school for a few months. This free time, however, can equate to lots of time spent outside in the heat. The blistering heat. The unmerciful, unrelenting heat. The sad reality is that a recent study released by the Harvard School of Public… Read More America’s Children Aren’t Hydrated
We’ve talked about “Calories In & Calories Out” before, and today we’d like to help with some visual aid. The nutritional facts on the labels of our food can surprise a lot of people. Some foods don’t look like they’d contain so many calories, and others really aren’t carrying that much. Below are some foods… Read More 200 Calories. This is What it Looks Like.
The United States is indeed a lovely place to live and spend most of the year. However, our environment here is different than overseas, and now that school is out for summer break in most districts, many families will be looking forward to traveling to places outside of the country. New places of course bring… Read More Traveling this summer? Remember your vaccines!