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November 01, 2017

3 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up (and Be a Better Parent)

 Parents feel guilty at least 23 times a week according to one study. From feeling guilty for putting our work before our kids to feeling guilty for giving in too easily to their demands because we’re exhausted, these feelings are hard to escape....more»
November 01, 2017

Children Who Sleep Less at Higher Risk of Diabetes

Children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance, according to a new study....more»
November 01, 2017

Penicillin "Allergy" not Always an Actual Allergy

Penicillin is the most commonly reported medication allergy in pediatric emergency departments, affecting how often doctors prescribe the effective and inexpensive first-line antibiotic....more»
November 01, 2017

Use Caution When Sliding

So often, when a little one is afraid to take that first trip down a slide, our first inclination is to put the child on our lap and enjoy the ride....more»
October 01, 2017

The Teal Pumpkin Project

You've probably thought about the possible dangers for your children associated with Halloween....more»
October 01, 2017

Don't Be Afraid, Be Informed

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.
    About 1 percent of pregnancies in the United States (or about 24,000 babies) are stillborn each year.
October 01, 2017

Time For Flu Shots

The flu vaccine should be given to everyone 6 months and older, as it is the best option for protection during the upcoming season, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)....more»
October 01, 2017

Hypertension in Teens on the Rise

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is normally associated with older people. But it is on the rise in teens and children and is now in the Top 5 chronic diseases in children....more»
October 01, 2017

Mammograms 101

When should YOU get screened?

According to The American Cancer Society, all women should begin having yearly mammograms at age 45, and can change to having mammograms every other year beginning at age 55.
October 01, 2017

Air Alert! Tips for Breathing Better during Bad Air Days

Asthma a concern especially after wildfires

California's wildfires have destroyed more than 50,000 acres around the Napa Valley, including Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties and have taken the lives of more than 30 people. But the effects go beyond destruction and death in the immediate area. ...more»
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