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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

I’ve been hearing a lot of concerns from many of my patients about Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that, while usually mild for most, can have serious consequences for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Chances are you’ve heard of it, given the intense news coverage it’s received since the widespread epidemic was reported by the [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:32:56-04:00March 15th, 2017|Wellness|

Are You At Risk for Colon Cancer?

While it’s always important to spread information and talk about the various types of cancer that continue to plague our society, awareness months are great opportunities to shed light on specific types. March is officially National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s never been a more important time (or year) to talk about the risks [...]

By |2017-03-14T10:18:19-04:00March 14th, 2017|Wellness|

The 2017 Dirty Dozen Reveals Most Contaminated Produce

In a perfect world, everyone would buy organic, but, for some families, the decision is not that simple. Whether it’s due to a limited availability of organic produce at grocery stores near you or you just can’t afford to spend sometimes twice the amount (or more) for organic produce, some families have no choice but [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:32:56-04:00March 13th, 2017|Wellness|

How to Help Kids Adapt to Daylight Savings

This Sunday, our clocks will “spring” forward a whole hour, which might not sound like much, but trust me, it’s enough to disturb even the most committed routine-followers—and it especially affects the kiddos in the home. Little bodies have a hard enough time falling asleep when they’re supposed to, so daylight savings time can completely [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:32:56-04:00March 9th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|

7 Inspiring Women Who Changed the Course of Medicine

There’s no doubt about it: We women are a powerful force! Despite an extensive history that’s belittled our ambitions, we’ve persevered to become politicians, lawyers, activists, teachers, leaders in the field of medicine—all in addition to the job of motherhood (yes, it’s very much a job, but an incredibly fulfilling one!). In my life’s work [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:32:56-04:00March 8th, 2017|Wellness|

Everything You Need to Know About Spring Allergies

For some, the transition between winter and spring signals that colder days have come and gone and bluer, warmer skies are on their way. But for the approximately 36 million people in the United States who suffer from seasonal allergies, the switch of seasons is a bit more daunting. Sneezing, running nose, trouble breathing and [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:33:43-04:00March 3rd, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|

Study Finds Homemade Baby Food is Better for Infants

You’ve probably already heard about the wonders of homemade baby food from friends or other mommies on your feeds, forums or in classes. And there’s no doubt about it—putting on your chef hat and DIY-ing your little one’s meals is a much easier way to ensure he’s getting the most nutritious, all-natural and preservative- and [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:33:43-04:00February 24th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|