Friends May Make the Difference in Keeping Children Active
One in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese. According to the American Heart Association, this puts them at a higher risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, high
Ankle Sprains in Kids – Know the Symptoms
Sprained ankles are one of the most common injuries in children that play sports. Learn the symptoms from our Pediatric Sports Medicine team.
A Warning to Parents Considering Introducing Peanuts to Young Children
By now, many parents have probably heard about the allergy study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting the early introduction of peanut protein decreased the
A Mother’s 5 Rules of Target
I am no stranger to public meltdowns. My toddler and preschooler are highly energetic, independent and let’s face it – a little wild. They’re qualities that I love and will certainly
Bedwetting Solutions: Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome It
Bedwetting can be a source of embarrassment, anxiety and stress for both kids and families. Read these bedwetting solutions to help your child overcome it.
Gender Variance: Part II — Acceptance
Find the 5 things you can do if your child exhibits gender variance, identifies as transgender, or struggles with gender identity.
The 2014-15 Influenza Season: What You Need To Know
Each influenza season is different from the last because the viruses that circulate change from year to year and immunity from season to season is not long lasting. Vaccines are
Is it Okay to Give My Child Juice?
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
Sports Fractures 101
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fractures, or broken bones, are the most common injuries we see in orthopaedic sports medicine. During childhood, about 50% of females and 60% of males will suffer a fracture at
6 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy
Whether you overestimated how much Halloween candy you would need, or your kids worked extra hard for it this year, the end result is the same: a big pile of
Overuse Injuries: How to Identify and Prevent Them
Learning about overuse injuries and how to prevent them will help your young athlete play the sports they love more safely and go longer periods of time without injury.
Hand Washing: What’s the Proper Technique?
Today is Global Hand Washing Day. As the name suggests, it’s a world-wide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap. Sounds pretty straight-forward, right? But according
Kid-Friendly Smoothies | Pin of the Week
This week’s featured pin is a tribute to the age-old struggle of parents who want their children to eat more veggies. Sigh. This is me. This is a struggle in my house for sure!
Why Pediatric? Advantages of Pediatric Urgent and Emergency Care
A few years ago, my brother and his family moved from Cincinnati to New Jersey. Shortly after moving, my sister-in-law called me, concerned, because my oldest niece was having a
Vegetable Spotlight: Summer Squash
Summer squash are a subset of squashes that are harvested when immature, while the rind is still tender and edible. Nearly all summer squash are varieties of Cucurbita pepo, though
Handy Portion Control for Kids’ Meals
One of the most frequent questions I get asked in clinic is “how much food should my child eat at each meal?” Portion control is a great topic to talk
KIND Program: Starting With Better Questions
“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” –Thomas Berger A little more than three years ago, we started asking better questions in the Pediatric
6 Questions to Ask When Your Child Complains of Chest Pain
Has your child complained of chest pain? Ask yourself these 6 questions to determine if it is a serious concern.
Vegetable Spotlight: Turnips
Each week this summer, we are spotlighting a vegetable and sharing some recipes from Pinterest that we hope will inspire you to either try the food for the first time