"Do I have to get a shot, Mom?" This might be the first thing your 4-year-old asks when you tell them it's time to head to the doctor's office for a check-up. And while the answer to that particular question might be yes, depending on their age, immunizations are only one aspect of your child's check-up, physical or well-child visit.
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Recent disasters, both natural (floods, fires and earthquakes) and man-made (mass shootings, terrorist attacks) remind us that life can change at a moment’s notice.
September is National Preparedness Month. This month and throughout the year, here are few actions you can take to get prepared.Make a Family Emergency Plan Here's how: Identify an out-of-town contact. It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among... Read More
As a pediatrician, I encourage families to search online for health advice. Yet how you search and where you click matters. Tips for you and your time with “Dr Google” or “Surgeon Bing.”
The Pew Internet Project’s research finds that over 70% of Internet users in the United States say they have looked online for health information. Furthermore, most health information seekers (i.e. freaked out parents searching in the middle of the night) don’t start their health search on their pediatrician’s... Read More
Prevention is genius medicine. By making smarter choices, detecting risk early, not only do we improve our quality of life, but we can prolong people’s lives. Pediatrics is the perfect place to master this. Because of the incredible opportunity we have to prevent injury and illness during a person’s childhood, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates and refreshes their schedule of recommended screenings and guidelines for wellness visits every year. It’s put into a huge “... Read More
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