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Understanding Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a rare but serious condition that affects children under five. Named after the Japanese pediatrician who first described it in the 1960s, KD is characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body. While the exact cause remains unknown, early recognition and treatment are crucial for preventing complications. In this […]

Jaundice and Bilirubin in Newborns

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and sometimes the white part of the eyes.  It is caused by an excess of a chemical called bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin builds up in the blood stream naturally and is filtered out of the body through the liver.  In newborns, it takes a few days […]

How Can I Tell if My Child Has an Ear Infection?

Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses. Up to 80% of children will have an ear infection before they turn 4 years old. While most ear infections are viral and clear up on their own within a few days, there are some things you can do to help your child feel better […]

Knowing the Signs of Chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious viral infection that primarily affects children. Vaccination has significantly reduced its incidence in recent years, but it’s still important for parents and caregivers to be aware of chickenpox symptoms and prevention strategies.    Understanding Chickenpox According to the CDC, chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus […]

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

As we head into the blisteringly cold winter months, we’re reminded that cold and Flu season is well underway. The winter chill brings freezing temperatures, snowy conditions, and coughs and sniffles. Many respiratory viruses, like RSV, Influenza, and COVID-19, peak in activity during these months. As a parent, you want to do everything possible to […]

How to Prevent Illness When Kids Go Back to School

Sending your child to school after summer break is both exciting and nerve-wracking. With the start of a new school year comes the increased risk of illnesses circulating among children. At Hello Pediatrics, we understand the concerns parents have when it comes to their child’s health. That’s why we’re here to provide practical strategies to […]

Effective Strategies for Managing Your Child’s Behavioral Health

Your child’s behavioral health is vital for their overall well-being and development and is a direct result of their emotional state and mental health. As a parent, you play a crucial role in developing positive behavioral management at home and emotional intelligence in your child. With the help of licensed and highly qualified Pediatricians and […]

Guarding Pediatric Health: Understanding and Navigating HPV

HPV is a significant concern in pediatric healthcare, affecting children and adolescents with potential long-term consequences. This blog provides comprehensive information on HPV in pediatrics, covering its definition, transmission, common types of infections, and associated symptoms. We explore risk factors, including age-related and behavioral influences, as well as the vulnerability of immunocompromised children. Prevention strategies […]

Oral Health in Infant and Children: Starting early with oral health

Dental Caries or Tooth Decay is one of, if not the most, common diseases in children across the United States.  Good oral health and prevention of caries starts even before the first teeth erupt and continues throughout childhood.   Why healthy infant and child teeth (baby teeth) are so important: These early teeth are not […]

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