Kid’s Health

As parents, we want our kids to be healthy and happy. But with so much conflicting information out there, it can be difficult to know what’s best for our children. That’s why it’s important to seek advice from a trusted source – like a pediatrician. Pediatricians have the knowledge and experience to provide you with sound advice on how to ensure your kids’ health and keep them safe. In these articles, we will explore some of the top parenting tips from a pediatrician on kids health.

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Illnesses
Why do Fevers Happen at Night? - As a pediatrician the question, “Why do they always get a fever at night?” is heard frequently. Other than your…
Mommy Minute: Chiggers - Chiggers are tiny, red mites that can cause a lot of discomfort if they get on your skin. These pests…
A baby with seabather's rash or seabather's eruption floats on an inner tube in the water. How to Treat and Manage Seabather’s Rash - How to Treat and Manage Seabather’s Rash You take your family on a nice beach vacation, and BOOM…all of a…
Mommy Minute: OTC Cold Medicines for Kids - When it comes to treating illnesses, OTC cold medicines for kids are often not the best option. In fact, cold…
A diagram of the inner ear canal to illustrate ear infections and ear pain. Ear Infections and Ear Pain - Ear infections and ear pain are common conditions that can affect people of all ages. While many cases of ear…
How diarrhea works. Diarrhea: What to Do and When to Worry - Diarrhea - we have all experienced it, and it isn’t fun for anyone - adults, children or babies.  Most people…
Green blob with "sinus infections" written over it. Understanding Sinus Infections and When to Treat - Sinus infections are one of the most common illnesses children and adults experience. These infections originate with bacteria in the…
Leaves on a tree with the letters RSV in them. Understanding RSV - RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. It is a common respiratory virus that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness,…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Pneumonia from a cold & wet head - Wives tales have been around for centuries, passed down through generations and believed to be true. One of the most…
Injuries
Why does it hurt when my child pees? - Why does it hurt when my child pees? Every parent wants to ensure their child's comfort and safety, but sometimes…
The Mommy Minute: Swimmer’s Ear Prevention and Relief - Knowing how to prevent swimmer's ear can prevent you and your baby or kids from a lot of suffering. For…
Umbilical Hernia - Umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal wall defect that occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes…
Orthodontic Emergencies - Orthodontic emergencies can be a frightening experience for kids and parents alike. In these situations, it's important to understand the…
The Mommy Minute: Heat Stroke in Football Players - For all you football fanatics out there, young and old(er) alike, heat stroke can be deadly. In today's video, Dr.…
Mommy Minute: Getting Stitches - When your child needs stitches, it can be a scary and stressful experience for both you and your child. Fortunately,…
Your Injured Kid - When your child is injured, it can be a difficult and overwhelming time. You may feel helpless and unsure of…
Why I am the one accidentally injuring my child? - We always try to keep our children as safe as we possibly can.  We try to be baby-proof, buy the…
Mommy Minute: Broken Bones in Kids - Broken bones in children can be a frightening experience for parents. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a broken bone…
Well Visits
Why do we wait so long to see the doctor? - “Time is making fools of us again.” ~J.K. Rowling Seriously, if there were something I could do about this I…
favorite visit | Newborn My Favorite Visit | Newborns - Pediatricians love newborn well visits because they provide an opportunity to build a relationship with the child and family from…
Are those well visits really needed? - Yes! Maybe it’s easier to give you the reasons I think I need to see your child at their regularly…
A board game spinner indicates choosing a pediatrician. How to choose a doctor for your baby? - Welcome to our guide on choosing a pediatrician for your baby! Selecting the right healthcare provider for your little one…
Your Baby’s Six Month Well Visit - Time baby proof the house and prepare for your baby's six month well visit. We'll continue the vaccines, development is…
Your Baby’s Two Week Well Visit - Time for your baby's two week well visit or physical.  What should you expect, what should you ask and what…
Your Child’s 3 year old Well Visit - Well visit 3 years is an important milestone in the development of a child. It is a time when parents…
Your Baby’s Four Month Well Visit - Your Baby's Four Month Well Visit and Check-up time is here and we will discuss vaccines again. Your baby's eating…
Your Child’s 4 Year Old Well Visit - Well visit 4 years is an important milestone in a child's life. It is the time to assess physical, mental,…
Your Baby’s Two Month Well Visit - Ready for your Baby's two month well visit/checkup, and we could talk about the possibility of sleep in your future.…
Conditions
Why does my Child have Night Terrors? - Terrorizing, horrific, pulse-pounding panic are the first feelings you experience in your child’s Night Terrors. They are probably one of…
A mother sits on a bed comforting a child that suffers from night terrors. 10 Ways to Help Your Kid with Night Terrors - Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are a common sleep disorder among children. They typically occur during deep non-REM…
Kidney Stones in Children - Kidney stones in children can be a painful and potentially dangerous condition if not treated properly. It is important to…
Why does my baby get hiccups and how do I make them stop? - Ever wonder why a baby, child or even you get hiccups? It is a spasm of your diaphragm followed by…
A girl with poor mental health sits in front of a couch with her hand on her forehead. The warning signs of poor mental health in kids - Recognizing the warning signs of poor mental health in children is crucial for early intervention and support. It's important to…
Mommy Minute: Dry Drowning - Dry Drowning is a real danger, but is it all that the media makes it out to be? Pediatrician, Dr.…
What is cradle cap and what can I do? - Cradle cap (or as I like to call it cradle crap) is a common baby rash that usually shows up…
A man and woman with rotors on their backs hover over a child in a clear display of helicopter parenting. Are you guilty of “helicopter parenting”? - Are you a helicopter parent? In today’s society, it is common for parents to want the best for their children.…
Kids and social media shows a girl leaning up against a wall looking at her phone. Kids and Social Media – Best Practices - Kids and Social Media - Best Practices The integration of social media into the daily lives of children and teenagers…
Diseases
How to prevent an asthma attack. Asthma: Causes, Treatment, Prevention - Asthma, a condition in which a child’s airways narrow and swell, is one of the most common, chronic childhood illnesses,…
Why I let my niece be our featured writer on cancer? - I will admit I completely changed my mind about this Why Letter. I read a post by my sister Kandi…
What is Diabetes - Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main…
Disabilities
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
Understanding Stuttering - Stuttering can have a significant impact on a child’s self-esteem and social interactions, as well as their academic performance. Understanding…
The Mommy Minute: Can Fidget Spinners help with ADHD? - Fidget spinners are all the rage and are for sale literally everywhere! There have been numerous claims that it could…
More than two nipples? Is that a thing? - While it is not common, having more than two nipples is actually a thing. This condition is known as polythelia…
Disorders
More than two nipples? Is that a thing? - While it is not common, having more than two nipples is actually a thing. This condition is known as polythelia…
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When to See the Doctor for Vomiting and Diarrhea? - Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms that can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from mild to severe.…
The Mommy Minute: Heat Stroke in Babies - How to prevent your baby from getting heat stroke is the first step, but you need to know what steps…
When to see a doctor over a headache? - Headaches are not limited to adults; children can also experience this discomforting symptom. While most headaches in children are benign…
The Mommy Minute: Mosquito Bite Treatment - With the arrival of summer, outdoor activities and pleasant evenings become even more enjoyable. However, one downside of the warmer…
Mommy Minute: Anemia Symptoms - Anemia is a condition that occurs when the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Anemia symptoms can…
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac The Mommy Minute: How to Treat Poison Ivy - In this Mommy Minute video, Dr. Cliff James teaches us what to do when we get exposed to Urushiol, the…
Mommy Minute: Iron Deficiency Anemia - Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. This can…
Torsion of the Testicle - Torsion of the testicle is a medical condition that occurs when the spermatic cord, which holds the testicle in place,…
Pinworm & the Butt Itch - The most common symptom of pinworms is an itchy rectal area (butt itch). Symptoms are worse at night when the…
Why I am the one accidentally injuring my child? - We always try to keep our children as safe as we possibly can.  We try to be baby-proof, buy the…
Mommy Minute: Broken Bones in Kids - Broken bones in children can be a frightening experience for parents. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a broken bone…
The Mommy Minute: Swimmer’s Ear Prevention and Relief - Knowing how to prevent swimmer's ear can prevent you and your baby or kids from a lot of suffering. For…
Umbilical Hernia - Umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal wall defect that occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes…
Understanding Concussion Symptoms: What You Need to Know - Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that can occur in various situations, such as sports, falls, or…
What is a Sprain? - A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones…
The Mommy Minute: Heat Stroke in Football Players - For all you football fanatics out there, young and old(er) alike, heat stroke can be deadly. In today's video, Dr.…
Orthodontic Emergencies - Orthodontic emergencies can be a frightening experience for kids and parents alike. In these situations, it's important to understand the…
Mommy Minute: Cast Maintenance - Cast maintenance is a critical part of the recovery process for patients with broken bones. It is essential to ensure…
Accidentally Injuring Your Child - We always try to keep our children as safe as we possibly can. We try to be baby-proof, buy the…
favorite visit | Newborn My Favorite Visit | Newborns - Pediatricians love newborn well visits because they provide an opportunity to build a relationship with the child and family from…
Why do we wait so long to see the doctor? - “Time is making fools of us again.” ~J.K. Rowling Seriously, if there were something I could do about this I…
One Year Well Visit - Are you curious about what happens during your baby's one year well visit? In this video, I'll guide you through…
Your Baby’s Two Week Well Visit - Time for your baby's two week well visit or physical.  What should you expect, what should you ask and what…
Your Child’s 3 year old Well Visit - Well visit 3 years is an important milestone in the development of a child. It is a time when parents…
The One Year Old Well Visit - You survived a year since that big “Birthday”. This visit is full of new development, new challenges, new foods, new…
Your Baby’s Four Month Well Visit - Your Baby's Four Month Well Visit and Check-up time is here and we will discuss vaccines again. Your baby's eating…
Your Baby’s Six Month Well Visit - Time baby proof the house and prepare for your baby's six month well visit. We'll continue the vaccines, development is…
Your Baby’s One Month Well Visit - Ready for your Baby's One Month Well Visit and check-up. What is going to happen? What should our baby be…
Newborn Well Visit - The Newborn Well Visit covers your first visit after you and your baby are discharged from the hospital. This video…
Umbilical Hernia - Umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal wall defect that occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes…
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
Why does my baby get hiccups and how do I make them stop? - Ever wonder why a baby, child or even you get hiccups? It is a spasm of your diaphragm followed by…
Mommy Minute: Vitamin D Deficiency - Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for children, as it helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which are…
The Mommy Minute: Do I need to fear the brain eating amoeba? - Is it true? Is there really such a thing as a "Brain Eating Amoeba" and should we be concerned? Well…
Why does my Child have Night Terrors? - Terrorizing, horrific, pulse-pounding panic are the first feelings you experience in your child’s Night Terrors. They are probably one of…
A mother sits on a bed comforting a child that suffers from night terrors. 10 Ways to Help Your Kid with Night Terrors - Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are a common sleep disorder among children. They typically occur during deep non-REM…
A mother and child sit in yoga poses for their mental well being. Mental well-being of children - The mental well-being of children is of paramount importance as it forms the basis for their overall development and future…
What is cradle cap and what can I do? - Cradle cap (or as I like to call it cradle crap) is a common baby rash that usually shows up…
What is Diabetes - Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main…
How to prevent an asthma attack. Asthma: Causes, Treatment, Prevention - Asthma, a condition in which a child’s airways narrow and swell, is one of the most common, chronic childhood illnesses,…
What is Diabetes - Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main…
Why I let my niece be our featured writer on cancer? - I will admit I completely changed my mind about this Why Letter. I read a post by my sister Kandi…
The Mommy Minute: Can Fidget Spinners help with ADHD? - Fidget spinners are all the rage and are for sale literally everywhere! There have been numerous claims that it could…
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
More than two nipples? Is that a thing? - While it is not common, having more than two nipples is actually a thing. This condition is known as polythelia…
Understanding Stuttering - Stuttering can have a significant impact on a child’s self-esteem and social interactions, as well as their academic performance. Understanding…
More than two nipples? Is that a thing? - While it is not common, having more than two nipples is actually a thing. This condition is known as polythelia…

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