Gun Safety and the Mental Health Crisis Facing our Youth

Stop for just a second. Put aside your political and cultural beliefs about guns and your feelings about the second amendment. Please understand I am not questioning the right to bear arms. Imagine, for maybe five seconds, that you are a child at Sandy Hook, a teenager at Parkland, or one of the more than [...]

By | 2018-02-22T12:03:38+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Power Kids|

Feeding Baby: When to Introduce Solid Foods

A new study led by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control finds that more than half of all babies are introduced to solid foods earlier than recommended. The research, published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, followed the dietary habits of more than 1,400 babies and found [...]

By | 2018-02-02T15:00:55+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Baby, Nutrition, Power Kids|

Back to School: Boost Your Kid’s Health Where It Counts

The end of summer means one thing to parents: a new school year is about to begin! While this is certainly exciting—back-to-school routines can be a blessing for busy parents—it can also be anxiety-provoking. Where did the time go? How did my child already grow out of those clothes you bought less than a year [...]

By | 2017-08-18T16:07:11+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Power Kids|

Picky Eater? Here’s How to Get Him to Chow Down

If you spend the better part of your morning or evening cutting up your little one’s meals into funny shapes, and even creating his favorite cartoon characters, you’re not alone. And, while it’s not to say that your playful and thoughtful parenting technique is all for nothing, a new study may make you feel better—and [...]

By | 2017-08-15T12:14:19+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Power Kids|

6 Ways to Keep Little Ones Safe in the Heat

Now that summer’s finally here, you’re probably planning plenty of trips to the beach, park, playground or pool. But I warn all my patients about the dangers of extreme heat. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be scorching outside to take precaution. The best things to keep in mind involve protection against the sun’s [...]

By | 2017-06-26T21:14:47+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|

The Tick-Borne Virus to Be on the Lookout for This Summer

I’ve recently been asked about the potentially deadly tick-borne illness that’s rearing its ugly head in certain parts of the country. It’s called the Powassan virus and its transmitted by deer ticks—the same ones, in fact, that carry Lyme disease. Though only around 75 cases of Powassan virus have been reported in the U.S. in [...]

By | 2017-06-23T17:16:07+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|