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. The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Surviving Cold & Flu Season
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 showed that more than 75% of parents were concerned about the side effects of vaccination. So how do you prepare your child for a … [Read more...] about How To Prepare Your Child For A Vaccination
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. Infants and young children are at particularly high risk for this problem due to their high iron requirements during rapid growth. Since iron is … [Read more...] about Are We Cutting the Cord Too Soon?
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 … [Read more...] about Parents’ Guide to Back-to-School Vaccinations
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. These chemicals have been linked to everything from hormone disruption to cancer to behavioral issues in children. Although the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to in our daily lives … [Read more...] about Safe and Easy Detox Tips For The Whole Family