Posts From Nick DeBlasio, MD

Are there more sniffles and sneezes around your house than usual? With this season often come the runny noses and itchy eyes that fall allergies bring. If you have a child with seasonal allergies, here’s what you need to know › Continue Reading

Whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is an illness that most parents are aware of and understand how serious it can get. But because we have seen an uptick in cases the past couple of weeks, now is a › Continue Reading

In these dog days of summer, you’ve probably been spending plenty of time at the pool. Keep on swimming with the kids — it’s great exercise for them and you. To make sure it stays fun for everyone, take a quick › Continue Reading

6 RSV FAQs

While it has been a relatively mild flu season so far, we have been seeing more patients with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). It tends to peak between the months of December and March but can happen at any time during the › Continue Reading

Over the past few months, we’ve seen several children with pertussis, a highly contagious illness commonly called whooping cough. Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to › Continue Reading

You know the drill – your child wakes up feeling crummy. She’s coughing like crazy. The poor thing sounds miserable. This is when most parents start wondering, “What does that cough mean?” It’s an understandable concern, since coughs can differ › Continue Reading

In my opinion, the best approach is to not offer juice – or any sugary drink for that matter – to your children. There is a huge correlation between weight gain in children and the amount of sugary beverages they’re › Continue Reading