Common Allergies in Children

Over 50 million people experience some form of allergies in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). From food allergies to those that are seasonal, allergies can affect children from infancy and beyond. Allergies can develop at any age, but most commonly begin between one and two years of age when…

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…

Healthy Valentine’s Snacks | Pediatric Care Group

Healthy Valentine’s Snacks

Just as you and your family begin to recover from the holiday party rush and start your healthy resolutions for the new year, along comes February; the month of candy hearts, chocolate flowers, and loads of sugar. This year, trade those artificial sugars for these healthy lovable alternatives. Sweetheart Smoothie Smoothies have become more and…

Sugar Addiction

How to Shake the Sugar Habit

Sugar fuels every cell in the brain, and is digested very quickly. Your brain sees sugar as a reward, causing it to continuously crave more of it. If you eat sugar frequently, you’re reinforcing that reward, making it difficult to break the habit. What is the maximum amount of added sugar we should have each…