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Obesity in Children and How your pediatrician can help

Obesity in children can be a sensitive topic, but it has also become an epidemic in the United States affecting more children than ever before.   Obesity is a complex and chronic disease that often has multiple factors.  It may have serious health and social complications in children.   Childhood obesity often results in obesity as […]

Understanding Pediatric Learning Disabilities

Pediatric learning disabilities are complex conditions that can significantly impact a child’s academic performance and overall development. Recognizing and addressing these challenges early is crucial for providing the necessary support and interventions.   I. What are Pediatric Learning Disabilities? Learning disabilities are neurodevelopmental disorders that affect a child’s ability to acquire, organize, store, retrieve, or […]

Migraines in Children and Teens

Migraines are a common condition in both adults and children.  More than half of adults who get migraine headaches experienced their first migraine before 12 years of age.   Migraine headaches differ from other common causes of headaches and are often more severe.   Migraine symptoms may include:  Throbbing headache, often on 1 side of the head  […]

Nurturing Little Minds: Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques for Children

In today’s fast-paced world, children often face stress and anxiety due to various factors. As parents and caregivers, it’s crucial to equip them with effective tools to manage these emotions. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques offer valuable skills for children to navigate the challenges of growing up. In this blog, we will explore age-appropriate mindfulness exercises […]

Painful Urination – Not always from a Urinary Tract Infection

Painful urination (also called dysuria) is a common occurrence in children, but urinary tract infection (UTI) is often not the cause.  Understanding the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection as well as other common causes of painful urination can be helpful for parents.   Some causes of painful urine in children include UTI, inflammation […]

Ensuring Play Without Pain: A Comprehensive Guide to Pediatric Sports Medicine

Children’s participation in sports is not only a source of joy but also a critical component of their physical and social development. However, the pursuit of athleticism in youth comes with the responsibility of safeguarding their health. In this comprehensive blog, we delve into the realm of pediatric sports medicine, exploring topics such as injury […]

The Truth About Food Allergies in Children

As parents, we cherish the moments of joy, laughter, and growth in our children’s lives. Amidst these beautiful moments, we also run into some scary ones; their first fall off their bike, first high fever, first shot. These are all expected and anticipated issues. However, the increasing prevalence of food allergies has made introducing new […]

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