Auvi-Q Recall: EMERGENCY ACTION REQUIRED

Anyone with an Auvi-Q device for allergy needs to replace that prescription as all Auvi-Q have been recalled. Please contact our office. Recall of all Auvi-Q products Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q products in United States. The recall includes both the 0.15 mg & 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. The products […]

Pacifiers Are Not So Bad

In the early 1990’s, the World Health Organization and UNICEF recommended that pacifiers be avoided since they were seen as a deterrent to breastfeeding. A study done in Argentina put this to the test by offering pacifiers to the babies of 500 new mothers and comparing them to 500 other babies of new mothers who […]

Why Get a REAL Check-up

Yearly check-ups at your pediatrician’s are an important part of children’s health.  The quick sports physical you can get at school or a “minute clinic” cannot give you the care that keeps you healthy. We can give you broad, comprehensive care because we know you.  We can discuss old issues such as past headaches or […]

5-2-1-0

Many of you may be familiar with some of the slogans that are being developed to try and help all of us lead healthier lifestyles.  One of these is “5-2-1-0.”  It means: 5 helpings of fruits and vegetables, no more than 2 hours of screen time, at least 1 hour of activity, and 0 added […]

“Lunchables” are not the answer

Please read this short article from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It’s still more healthy to cook at home and from scratch.  I know it takes more time, but it’s better for everyone.  And eat it together so your family can find out how the day went. With high levels of childhood obesity (http://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/obesity/Pages/default.aspx), it […]

Small Screens in Children’s Bedrooms Can Harm Sleep

Research has shown children who have a television (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/The-Benefits-of-Limiting-TV.aspx) in their bedrooms have later bedtimes (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/Pages/Bedtime-Routines-for-School-Aged-Children.aspx) and shorter sleep duration (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Pages/Sleep-and-Mental-Health.aspx). A new study shows similar sleep problems in children who have a “small screen,” such as a smartphone (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Tablets-and-Smartphones-Not-for-Babies.aspx) in their room. The study, “Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment,” (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/01/01/peds.2014-2306) […]

Best Ten List for the Year – 2015

Every year there are some really good pediatric articles.  A 10 best list often comes out in our journals.   This is Dr. Michael Burke’s list (nationally prominent pediatrician).  Some of these are definitely directed at pediatricians, but I thought our parents and patients would be interested in some of them.  Take a look (hope the […]

Sleep, Attention Problems, and Bedtimes that Take Forever

SLEEP AND ATTENTION PROBLEMS Inattention and hyperactivity, key parts of ADHD, are also seen when children are sleep deprived. A large study done in Finland (Pediatrics 123:e857-864, May 2009) showed similar symptoms between sleep deprived children and those diagnosed with ADHD. If children got less than 7 ½ hours of sleep, these symptoms began to […]

Googling Health Information

Investigators in England used the Google search engine to find the answers to five common pediatric questions (Arch Dis Child 2010: 95(8): 580-2). Some of the questions were: (1) is there a link between MMR and autism (2) should a baby sleep on its back or its front, and (3) should a mother with a […]