We desire the best for our children. We know the importance of car seat safety, summer sun safety, firearm safety, and other methods to keep children safe. However, most people do not know that vaccinations are one of the best practices to protect your child. It is essential to ensure children have all their vaccinations completed because it is the most critical method to protect your child from diseases. There is a reason why measles, smallpox, and polio have become rare. These diseases are no longer considered to be pandemics due to people being vaccinated against them.We will review the following vaccines: facts vs myths. [Read more…] about Vaccines: Facts vs Myths
“Vaccines Cause Adults”……I recently saw a t-shirt with the slogan on a little boy at my twins’ birthday party. At the time, it gave us all a chuckle and high-fives were had. In recent weeks, this t-shirt’s message has become very relevant and timely, more so than I would like. I am 38 years old, and I have had the privilege of vaccinations, as well as the privilege of not seeing the majority of childhood diseases against which we vaccinate. I had chicken pox when I was three years of age, but that is the extent of my experience. [Read more…] about “Vaccines Cause Adults”
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…] about A Fresh Start!
We are pleased to announce that we have a new doctor joining our staff in October of 2018. We are taking this opportunity to introduce Dr. Eugenia Volkin. Dr. Volkin attended SUNY-Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and completed her residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Having grown up on the East Coast, Dr. Volkin is excited to practice in Connecticut. She has recently moved to Easton from NYC with her husband and infant son. Dr. Volkin’s interests include cooking, traveling and spending time with her extended family. Dr. Volkin is also fluent in Russian. Dr. Volkin was carefully chosen from a large pool of candidates and we are looking forward to having her meet all of our Doctors’ Pediatric families.
Warmer weather means the start of tick season. 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…] about The Down Low On Lyme Disease
This past month, Doctors’ Pediatric participated in the “Kindness Mural”. This project was led by the Ridgefield Youth Commission and was completed at The Barn Teen Center of Ridgefield, CT. The idea for the project evolved as a means to address and combat hate crimes in our own community and around the world. The notion is to encourage kindness as a response to hateful speech and symbols. [Read more…] about Kindness is….
Despite common knowledge, constipation is one of the most frequent childhood ailments that we see. Most individuals assume that constipation means a complete lack of bowel movements (B.M.) or difficulty having bowel movements. This assumption is not wrong, but it only encompasses one aspect of constipation. In fact, the most common type of constipation that pediatricians see is a child who actually stools once or more a day. For many parents this is confusing and often not believable. The following information should help to demystify and simplify constipation. [Read more…] about Is your kid F.O.S. – full of stool?
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…] about Summer Sun Safety