Heart Health

Hearts Aren’t Just for Valentine’s Day

The month of February brings to mind sweet treats, roses, the color red, and hearts. Those paper hearts are meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but February is also National Heart Month! National Heart Month is a month-long celebration in the United States that is observed every February. The holiday was established to urge Americans to…

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Article written by Dr. Carrier Kinsley Wintertime is the season for colds, the flu and a multitude of other infectious illnesses. There are quite a few things you can do to help keep your child healthy during this time of year: Vaccines You and your child (when 6+ months) along with other family members should…

National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves lives and historically, the winter months have been some of the most challenging times of the year to meet the demands of patients who require donated blood. That’s why January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month since 1970 and this year marks the occasion’s 50th year.   Why It’s Important…

Breakthroughs in Pediatrics PCG

2019 Breakthroughs in Pediatrics

This year many breakthroughs were made in pediatrics. Below are a few of the best advancements that 2019 had to offer! The Children’s Hospital Association finds that a later school start could improve health and sleep habits in adolescents Researchers found that there was a direct correlation between the amount of sleep adolescents got and…

Holiday Gifts for Kids

Best Holiday Gifts for Kids

With the holidays comes gift-giving. Instead of picking something random off the toy store shelf, this year, aim to get toys that promote skills that are vital to your child’s development. Problem-solving, language and literacy, math, science, creativity, and social-emotional growth are all things that your gift could improve. Choosing gifts that foster education and…

Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued an advisory for people. Specifically geared towards children and teens, the CDC advises to avoid e-cigarettes while officials from the state and federal level investigate the outbreak of severe respiratory illnesses linked to the use of vaping, or e-cigarette, products. It’s important for parents…

National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental Hygiene

Your children’s oral health is an important part of their overall wellbeing. Teaching them how to properly take care of their teeth and gums can help develop good dental hygiene habits that will last a lifetime! Dental Hygiene Starts Early  Good dental hygiene starts at a young age. Did you know that babies are born…