You can help your child now to develop healthy behavior patterns that will prevent heart disease as an adult. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among adults in North America but studies show that starting heart-healthy habits in childhood can dramatically decrease the risks later in life.
As the cold and flu season approaches a common presenting complaint is for cough and congestion. The vast majority of coughs are simply the effects of a viral illness and represent the body clearing and protecting the lungs and upper airways. In fact, in the absence of the ability to cough the lungs become much... Read More
The flu season is fast approaching. Though it seems as though last year’s flu season just ended, the time to start vaccinating against the flu for this winter is already upon us. With this, however, there comes a change for the 2016-2017 Flu vaccine recommendations. As pediatricians and parents to young children, we have enjoyed... Read More
Summer is just around the corner, and with the promise of summer break approaching, you may find that you are planning more outdoor activities for you and your family. The goal of this week’s blog is to discuss the importance of preventing heat stress in children and infants. For more information on sun protection and... Read More
A short Q&A about Influenza: Q. “Why do doctors give flu vaccine?” A. So that fewer people die. We give influenza vaccine to all people over 6 months old to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations, and death. Did you know that the flu shot saved 40,000 lives (including 9,000+ children’s lives) in the last 9 years? ... Read More