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|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Pediatric Wellness|

Summer Safety Reminders

I have written about ‘summer safety’ before, and I’m still as passionate about it now as ever. Summer months are great for letting-go and enjoying later bedtimes, spontaneous movie nights and weekend trips, which is much needed after a long and rigorous school year. But, oftentimes, summer months include more accidents! It’s a hard stat [...]

By | 2016-08-09T21:10:40+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Pediatric Wellness|