Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in Children: Signs & Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 187,000 children and adolescents. The ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes can help your child get diagnosed early, which in turn increases their chance of a better outcome through childhood and into adulthood.  There are 2…

Water Safety 101

With hot weather right around the corner, many people turn to swim as their exercise and leisure activity of choice throughout the summer months. Many vacations, playdates, and family get-togethers are centered around having fun in the water and sun, which is the perfect combination to beat the heat, but the water can be dangerous. …

Gi Issues

Common GI Issues in Children

Throughout all stages of childhood development, various health concerns may arise. Understanding the most common causes allows parents to be informed and know when to act and see a professional for further evaluation and support. Sometimes our children experience more than just a stomach ache. There are various gastrointestinal, or GI, issues that children can…

Oral Health

The Importance of Oral Health Care for Children

There are a lot of critical ties between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Setting your child up for an overall healthy life includes taking care of their physical, emotional, mental and oral health needs. Oral health care should begin the moment your child’s first baby tooth pops through. Setting your children up with…

Raising Children with positive self esteem

Raising Children with Positive Self-Esteem

In a world where social media, mainstream news outlets, and celebrity updates are at our fingertips, maintaining healthy self-esteem, for children and adults alike, can feel nearly impossible. From a young age, we are often told how we should look, what is considered “cool” and how social status will lead us down the path to…

Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity and How to Overcome It

Obesity is a crisis across our nation. As children continue to consume foods high in fat, sugar, and calories we see an ongoing rise in the obesity rate among children and teens. When you couple diet with a sedentary lifestyle, the problem only worsens. The CDC estimates 1 in 5 children between the ages of…

Overcoming COVID Fatigue

Overcoming COVID-19 Fatigue in Children

We are embarking on 2021, with all the surprises that came with 2020 in the rearview, still finding ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic thanks to COVID-19. At this point, we have been on a rollercoaster of emotions for months, trying hard to stay afloat with finances, online learning and, most importantly, good…

Flu Shot

The Importance of the Flu Shot for Children

With the rising push to get America vaccinated after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, there has been some skepticism about vaccines in general, including the flu shot. For decades, the flu vaccine has been the first line of defense against contracting or spreading the flu virus. The flu shot is the greatest way to…