As an advanced nurse practitioner with the Pediatric Pulmonary Office, I often see patients for evaluation of their sleep. It is usually a lack of sleep that brings teens into my office. If your adolescent seems overly tired then consider these sleep tips. Have a regular sleep schedule. This means bedtime and wake-up time each … continue reading
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Mid-summer and my kids are fighting like crazy. The constant, “Mom! She’s not letting me watch my show!” or “Mom, he’s pushing me!” followed by screaming, crying, and all the rest is exhausting. This is when you start counting the days until school starts. As of today, it is 47. Why do kids fight? Well, … continue reading
Despite all of the discussion about the anti-vaccine movement, the majority of children are vaccinated with little to no complications. But as parents we don’t always know exactly what diseases those shots are protecting our children from, we just know we want the shots. So here is a brief description of each disease children are … continue reading
The bane of many teenagers’ existence, acne, is incredibly common. It is often one of the first signs that puberty is about to begin and often doesn’t improve until a child is out of adolescence. Teens with significant acne have a higher rate of depression and social isolation. Effective treatment has been shown to improvement … continue reading
Last week I defined ADHD and talked about some non-medical interventions that can be helpful for children with this common behavior disorder. If you are worried your child has ADHD and the non-medical interventions have not been helpful, it’s time to speak with a healthcare provider. At our office we have a packet of information … continue reading