Once summer hits, most parents think that they are in the clear in terms of illness. Although this can certainly be true in terms of colds and upper respiratory infections, summer still has its fair share of illnesses. In this blog, we will give you more information regarding two of the most common summer illnesses. [Read more…]
It wasn’t long ago that we would think nothing of sitting on the beach without sunscreen or worse, covered in baby oil. Sunburns never seemed that dangerous in that they would fade in a day or two and your skin was left with a nice glow. Our knowledge has changed over the years, and we now know that sun exposure of any kind can be harmful without the proper protection. The sun’s UV rays can cause damage to the skin in as little as 15 minutes. Prolonged damage from time in the sun is a setup for skin cancer. [Read more…]
When traveling with your child this summer, you may find yourself in need of advice. Doctors’ Pediatric offers online resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics. These handouts cover various topics ranging from everyday concerns such as sun safety and car seats to other topics such as illness and mental health. Click here to see the full directory. [Read more…]
With the warmer weather, we are already starting to see the ticks come out. Lyme disease is both a controversial and anxiety-ridden topic for many individuals. We hope that we can provide some information and education to shed light on this very charged topic. [Read more…]
With winter weather finally being in full swing, various illness are starting to take hold. Coughs, colds, vomiting, diarrhea – you name it, it’s out there. In fact, many of you may be experiencing one or more of these in your own home. Often the most difficult thing for parents is knowing what whether to wait it out or get it checked out. Another common concern is whether an illness requires antibiotics or not. [Read more…]
With the gluttony of the holidays behind us, January is a perfect time to start fresh. Large goals are often hard to achieve, so it may be wise to start small with those New Years Resolutions. Don’t let yourself get into a “winter rut” now that the holiday dash is over. Here are some tips to ensure a happy and healthy start to your New Year: [Read more…]
With the holidays upon us, most families find themselves coming together to celebrate. Be it a child coming home from college, or relatives coming from afar, this is the perfect time to formulate a plan to stay healthy this season. [Read more…]
Are you having difficulties getting your little one (or little ones) to bed at night? Do your children have trouble staying asleep? There are many common problems that a number of parents face when putting their kids to bed at night. In this blog post, we will hopefully arm you with some tips to help you survive that “witching hour”.
- Don’t miss the window!
One common misconception by parents is that their child “just does not seem tired” at bedtime. Assuming it is a reasonable time for bed (6:00 – 8:00 PM), a very energetic/ hyper child is an overtired child. [Read more…]
Now that summer is in full swing, please remember your daily sunscreen. Sun safety is extremely important.
A nightly tick check can be preventative against lyme disease, as it takes 24 hours for a tick to transmit lyme.
Summer is one of our busiest times. Please remember to schedule your yearly physical exam. Check with the front desk regarding camp and school forms. [Read more…]