Feb

17

A boy uses a stethoscope on his pretend bear

Getting The Right Pediatrician

Share List Getting The Right Pediatrician Having a new baby in your life is exciting but it also brings a lot of additional responsibility with it. The most important part of taking care of your child is getting the right pediatrician. Here are a few steps to help you select the right pediatrician. Location is…Keep Reading

Feb

11

A young boy talks on a cell phone

Child Speech Development Signs By Age

Share List Knowing what is normal and what’s not in child speech development will help you determine whether or not your child is on schedule. Be sure to discuss child speech development with your child’s pediatrician at every routine well-child visit. It can be difficult to tell whether a child is just immature in his or her…Keep Reading

Jan

28

A young girl receives a vaccination while holding a toy bear

Immunizations are Important

Share List Immunizations protect children from diseases that were once widespread and have saved thousands of lives. Vaccinations work by introducing weakened versions of viruses into the system. Although the virus injected is not strong enough to produce symptoms, it does trigger the release of antibodies which then protects the body from becoming susceptible to…Keep Reading

Jan

26

A boy clutches his books while being derided by his peers

Warning Signs of Bullying

Share List Bullying is a serious matter that can affect the health of your child. Bullying can take many forms including physical, verbal, emotional, race-related, sexual and even virtual (or cyber-bullying). Bullying can also take place anywhere. For children, however, bullying usually occurs at or during their day at school. If left unchecked, bullying can encourage unhealthy behaviors and…Keep Reading

Jan

19

A small girl washes her hands in the sink

Flu Tips

Share List Help Your Child Fight The Flu This Season With These Flu Tips Flu Tips can help your family stay happy and healthy through the year. The Influenza virus, commonly called the flu, is back in the news and causing panic all around. Children are most susceptible to this illness because they meet a…Keep Reading

Jan

12

A sickly looking boy stares at the camera

Facts About Winter Croup In Babies

Share List Croup is an infection of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea) and most often occurs in babies and children between 1-3 years of age. Croup is often mild and most children soon recover, but in some cases severe breathing difficulties can develop. If these symptoms become too serious babies with croup can be admitted to…Keep Reading

Dec

23

Little Girl Getting Her Throat Swabbed

What Is A Sore Throat?

Share List Sore Throat A viral infection is the most common cause of a sore throat. Different viruses like measles and influenza can affect the pharynx. Bacteria can also build up in this region and cause inflammation. While some bacteria can be extremely dangerous, sore throats are often harmless and they disappear after a few…Keep Reading

Dec

7

Healthy Holiday Activities for Children

Holiday Activities List

Share List Finding holiday activities and ideas to enjoy the season with your children can prove difficult if you have a long list of errands to worry about. Balance is the key, according to psychotherapist Dr. Karen Ruskin, author of 9 Key Techniques for Raising Respectful Children. In other words, balance spending your time doing holiday errands and…Keep Reading

Nov

30

Doctor going over chart with mother and daughter

Pediatric Care

Share List What You Should Know About Pediatric Care Centers A pediatric care center is a special type of medical facility that is designed to cater specifically to children. Treating children is quite different from treating adults. Moreover a child’s healthcare needs vary at different stages of their development. Pediatric care centers take all of…Keep Reading

Nov

16

Two Little Boys Sick in Bed

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Share List As we head into the height of flu season, it can be difficult to tell if you have the flu or are simply experiencing symptoms of a common cold. While the symptoms can seem similar, a common cold generally resolves itself. The Influenza virus, however, can lead to serious complications, requiring immediate medical…Keep Reading

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