Youth sports play a major role in the lives of our children and provide many benefits to their health, growth, and development. It is understandable that the shutdown in the spring was hard for these young athletes and their families. As youth sports resume this fall, it is important to understand the risks involved so… Read more »
“I think you should be skeptical of anything that you put in your body. You want to see the data, and you want to make sure that these vaccines are held to a high standard,” Offit said. “What you shouldn’t be is cynical when there is data that show that the benefits of vaccines outweigh… Read more »
Connecting with your healthcare provider for a well check or sick visit seems so scary and unnecessary in a time when we are all trying to minimize risk of infection. But there are some very important reasons why it is vital to stay connected, especially for your children. The better your child’s baseline health, the… Read more »
Food allergies have become much more common in the past several years. Thanks to the internet and social media, we are also much more aware of them causing many daycare centers, childcare providers and schools to ban the most common allergenic foods. And for good reason.
An estimated 1 in 13 school-age children are allergic to at least one food. Kids with food allergies are at increased risk of exposre to these foods in a school setting whether foods have been banned or not. As a parent, it is natural for you to worry but educating yourself is the first step to protecting your child from food allergies.
Following the recommended schedule for checkups is the best thing you can do for your child’s long-term health. These appointments are the perfect opportunity to talk to your pediatrician about growth, development and behavior. Here are 10 questions to ask your pediatrician at each well-child visit to help you get the most out of your… Read more »