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|

7 Reasons Eggs are Awesome

Sure, eggs look prettier painted pink or yellow with adorable little flower drawings, dots and swirls in celebration of Easter, but they’re pretty awesome for some other reasons too. My favorite reason? They’re total nutrition powerhouses—both their yellow and white parts! So after the egg hunts are over, enjoy a hearty, egg-rich meal for these [...]

By | 2017-04-14T13:32:41+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|

What Every Parent Should Know About Autism

If you’re concerned about the rising rates of autism in this country, you’re far from alone. Even doctors and scientists are still working hard to figure out exactly what causes the developmental disorder and why the numbers are increasing. I learned about the condition early on in my career, in residency, when I was faced [...]

By | 2017-04-11T12:34:24+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Pediatric 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+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|