It is starting to warm up outside and that means kids are ready to fill the sidewalks, backyards, pools, parks, and anywhere outside they can think to have fun. With the outdoors come many safety issues. Being a parent and pediatrician makes me a little neurotic when it comes to outdoor safety. My kids could … continue reading
Jimmy Kimmel just might have hit the nail on the head with this sketch. While it might be an edgy approach to the topic of vaccination, we feel its message is appropriate. We applaud our fellow physicians for taking a strong stance. ICYMI, take a look.
Most people, when planning a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” spend the days and weeks prior to their vacation worrying about what clothes to bring, which stroller to take, what attractions they want to visit, and which restaurants they want to dine in. Now an additional task will find its way to a … continue reading
The American Academy of Pediatrics immunizations sub-committee has made increasing the number of teenagers who receive immunizations a top priority for 2015. Their particular focus is on the HPV vaccine, which is an incredible innovation in the prevention of cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has many strains and most are easily cleared by … continue reading
The holidays should be a time for children’s imaginations to run wild and for them to experience the joy of receiving new toys. That’s why we encourage you to read through this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) before you finalize your child’s letter to Santa. In 2009, an estimated 250,100 children under … continue reading