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
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…] about Summer is in the air…
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.
In this day and age health, body image, and healthy eating are always in the media. The challenge is deciphering what information is accurate and what information is the “latest fad”. Coupled with this, are the media images depicting individuals with unrealistic and unhealthy bodies. [Read more…] about Eating Disorders And Your Teen
Let’s be honest, at the mention of the word lice most parents cringe and start to scratch their heads. The good news is that these creepy crawlies are a benign nuisance. The bad news is that they can be difficult to detect and eradicate. We hope to shed some light on this topic and provide some useful tips for preventions and treatment. [Read more…] about The Facts of Lice
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…] about The 411 on Summer Illnesses