Are we depriving our newborns of vital nutrients by rushing the big “cut the cord” moment? The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficient anemia has become commonplace in pediatric offices across the country. Among children in the developing world, iron is the most common single-nutrient deficiency.
With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu.
It’s that time of year for back to school check-ups and vaccinations. Parents can often feel overwhelmed with the task of addressing so many health concerns in a brief amount of time. For some parents vaccinating their children can be stressful and cause a considerable amount of worry. So here are a few tips to make back to school check-ups and vaccinations go in little more smoothly: Plan Ahead
With all the news about toxic chemicals found in our plastics, cosmetics, food and even in our water and the air we breathe, keeping you and your family safe can seem overwhelming.
During this time of year, with back-to-school vaccinations and flu shots available, I see lots of parents in my office who are concerned about the side effects of vaccinating their children. In fact, a survey released by the Center of Disease Control in 2011 showed that more than 75% of parents were concerned about the side effects of vaccination.