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.
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
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
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…] about Doctors’ Pediatric Presents Helpful Tips When Traveling With Your Child
My baby always falls asleep while nursing, and then she/he is hungry a ½ hour later.
When babies are first born it is natural for them to sleep about 16 – 18 hours a day. This can present a challenge when trying to nurse a newborn and provide adequate nutrition. One of the most common complaints from even the most experienced mother is that her baby falls asleep 2 – 3 minutes into the breastfeed. This makes sense for a multitude of reasons. (1) Naturally sleepy baby (2) Nursing naturally relaxes and creates a setup for a sleepy newborn (3) Newborns tire out quickly. The first two issues will get better with time as baby grows. The third issue is something with which we can help. [Read more…] about Dr. Renda’s Remedies For Common Breastfeeding Issues/ Concerns
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 Winter Health Topics
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…] about Happy Holidays! Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season.