While a pregnancy can bring so much joy and happiness for a mother-to-be, it can quickly feel overwhelming when it’s determined to be a high-risk pregnancy, or when the fetus has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition.
The rate of premature birth in the United States has been in a steady decline the last several years, but the fact remains that about 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year. November is Continue reading →
You might have heard by now that getting flu vaccinations for your kids is a little different this year. Back in June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended against using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) because it hasn’t been very effective in the past and isn’t Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time for pretend spookiness, with kids getting to dress up as all sorts of ghosts and goblins, but there are some safety risks that are all too real and can ruin the festivities. That’s why I’m proud to help raise awareness about Halloween safety, and I recently had the great Continue reading →
Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a cardiac emergency? Does your school have an AED and trained staff who know how to use it? And what do the Bee Gees have to do with CPR?
Weight. You (and your child) probably hear about it at home, school, and so very often in the media. With the rise in the overweight population and obesity, there are many prevention and intervention programs to help us lose extra pounds, along with an entire industry of products aimed at Continue reading →
Hopefully your child has made it through an active summer without too many bumps and bruises. The past few months have been a busy time for us as pediatric orthopedic specialists, treating kids who have rolled an ankle, sprained a ligament or (in most cases) broken a bone. And now, going Continue reading →