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
When to see your doctor if your child is having difficulty breathing? - If your child is having difficulty breathing, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Difficulty in…
Black and white graphic spelling SIDS for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS: 4 letters that strike fear into the heart of every new parent. The thought of losing your baby while…
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…
Constipation from the Point of View of a Pediatrician - As a pediatrician, one of the most common complaints I hear from parents is about their child's constipation. Constipation is…
A baby sleeps in the background as a hand holds a thermometer reading "fever" for fever in kids. Fever in Kids - Fever in kids is a common symptom and is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It occurs when…
Streptococcal Pneumonia Vaccine - Streptococcal pneumonia is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause severe respiratory…
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 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,…
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…
Injuries
Your Injured Kid - When your child is injured, it can be a difficult and overwhelming time. You may feel helpless and unsure of…
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…
Umbilical Hernia - Umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal wall defect that occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes…
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.…
Why do Bad Things Happen to our kids - A parent’s plan for their children is by design and we don’t like a lot of variation from the plan.…
Orthodontic Emergencies - Orthodontic emergencies can be a frightening experience for kids and parents alike. In these situations, it's important to understand the…
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…
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…
What is a Sprain? - A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones…
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…
Well Visits
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…
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…
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…
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…
Newborn Well Visit - The Newborn Well Visit covers your first visit after you and your baby are discharged from the hospital. This video…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
Conditions
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…
Kidney Stones in Children - Kidney stones in children can be a painful and potentially dangerous condition if not treated properly. It is important to…
Newborn rashes depicted by gradients of yellow, brown, and blue. Common Types of Newborn Rashes - Understanding Newborn Skin: A Guide to Common Types of Rashes in Babies In the first month of a baby’s life,…
The Mommy Minute: Fidgit Spinners vs Anxiety - Fidget Spinners are all the rage among kids and their parents, but do fidget spinners help with anxiety? The Mommy…
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…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Cure for warts - Throughout history, old wives' tales have been passed down from generation to generation, offering unconventional remedies for various ailments. the…
The 3 scariest things that terrify a Pediatrician - As a Pediatrician, we often face the daunting task of having to deal with some of the scariest and most…
What is Diabetes - Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main…
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…
Diseases
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…
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…
Disabilities
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…
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…
Understanding Stuttering - Stuttering can have a significant impact on a child’s self-esteem and social interactions, as well as their academic performance. Understanding…
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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The Truth About Pressure Equalization Tubes - Pressure equalization tubes, commonly known as ear tubes, are small devices inserted into the eardrum to help treat various ear…
Understanding Bladder Infections - Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), are a common health concern among children, with nearly 8% of…
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…
Mommy Minute: Dry Drowning - Dry Drowning is a real danger, but is it all that the media makes it out to be? Pediatrician, Dr.…
Scabies - Scabies is a contagious skin condition that affects both children and adults. It is caused by an infestation of the…
Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) - Kidney infection in children is an alarming medical condition that can cause severe health issues if not treated properly. It…
Mommy Minute: Sunburn Symptoms & Solutions - Sunburn Symptoms & Solutions Hello, fellow parents! As summer is in full swing, we're sure many of you are enjoying…
Why do we treat Strep Throat - Swamp-toed, web-footed disease is a condition that requires immediate action before irreparable damage can set in. Some believe its effects…
Pertussis Vaccine (Whooping Cough) - Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the respiratory system of children. It…
Streptococcal Pneumonia Vaccine - Streptococcal pneumonia is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause severe respiratory…
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…
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: 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.…
Why do Bad Things Happen to our kids - A parent’s plan for their children is by design and we don’t like a lot of variation from the plan.…
Umbilical Hernia - Umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal wall defect that occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes…
Mommy Minute: Cast Maintenance - Cast maintenance is a critical part of the recovery process for patients with broken bones. It is essential to ensure…
What is a Sprain? - A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Newborn Well Visit - The Newborn Well Visit covers your first visit after you and your baby are discharged from the hospital. This video…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The 3 scariest things that terrify a Pediatrician - As a Pediatrician, we often face the daunting task of having to deal with some of the scariest and most…
Mommy Minute: Dry Drowning - Dry Drowning is a real danger, but is it all that the media makes it out to be? Pediatrician, Dr.…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Cure for warts - Throughout history, old wives' tales have been passed down from generation to generation, offering unconventional remedies for various ailments. the…
What is Diabetes - Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…

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