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Bug Repellent

Pesky bugs can ruin a family picnic, hike, or trip to the park.  Make sure your kids are safe from bug bites with kid-safe bug repellent. We'll tell you what to look for and what to avoid when choosing bug repellent and let you know how to apply the lotion or spray...

Choosing A New Pediatrician

As a new parent, choosing a Pediatrician can be a difficult choice.  After all, this person will be a part of your life for 18 years. We always encourage parents to do their research and ask questions. To begin your search, get referrals from your...

Trampoline Safety Tips

As Pediatricians, we know how addictive and fun trampolines can be for kids. However, we often see trampoline-related accidents in our exam rooms because kids don’t understand the proper safety precautions before they start jumping. Accidents can happen, and when they...

Transitioning Your Life When Your Kids Are Off To College

There are so many resources out there to help prepare high school graduates for the stressors of college life. However, many don’t speak to the transition that happens at home with parents, once kids have left for school. If you are not prepared for it, adjusting to a...

Should I Be Watching my Child on Social Media?

Is your child consumed with social media?  Snapchat, Instagram, twitter, facebook, and the list goes on and on. The next craze will be here any day… They all start innocently enough. It is what kids are into, this is what they do. This is how they communicate these...

Preparing for College Success

The first year of college is one of the most memorable times in a young adult’s life, as it is often a first glimpse of freedom and independence. They’re exposed to a wealth of knowledge through their academics, and develop some of their closest friendships. However,...

Is It the “Winter Blues”?

Each year, more than 1 million children and adolescents suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a subtype of depression, this can also be known as the “Winter Blues.” It follows a seasonal pattern, where sufferers usually experience symptoms in the winter and...

What Parents Should Know About Talking to Their Child

Being a new parent is not easy. Between feedings, changing diapers, and running errands, parents barely have a spare moment to breathe. Combine that with the countless how-to parenting books and articles that are thrown at them on a daily basis and it’s easy to see...

Body Image Concerns in Adolescents

In today’s society, there is a very large focus on body image and body “ideals” which are greatly influenced by the barrage of image-focused media messages that we receive daily. Often, ad messages don’t focus on health, instead they focus on losing weight, looks, and...

Back To School Tips To Staying Healthy

It’s that time again, back to school. A time parents celebrate, and kids are excited to see their friends but not always excited to get back into their busy routine. Transitioning back into that routine can be tough for everyone, routines that may have become lax over...

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