Toys are a treasured part of childhood that help us learn and have fun. But buying the right toy for a child includes thinking about safety issues. Tips for choosing safe toys Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. Stuffed toys should be washable. Painted toys should be covered […]
Cases documented during last year’s flu season were the lowest in recorded history — by a wide margin. Medical professionals alike have never seen anything like it. Last winter, mandates were enforced to help stop the spread of COVID-19: from masks and social distancing to virtual school to cancelled large events. An unforeseen positive side […]
You’ve probably heard of croup. It causes the telltale “barking” cough that mimics that of a seal and the high-pitched, squeaky noise when kids breathe. But if your child has ever come down with croup, which causes inflammation in the upper airways, it can be a scary experience. “At first, a child may have cold […]
The good news is there’s no need to worry as long as she takes a daily multivitamin, right? Wrong. “Vitamins and other supplements are not a replacement for healthy eating,” said Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro, a pediatrician at Locust Pediatric Group. “And, don’t expect vitamins to undo any nutritional no-no’s, such as fast food or convenience foods.” […]
What happens when ear tubes fall out or move? When should they fall out? What if there’s mucus, blood or other drainage and leakage issues?
Worries about pandemic-related academic progress will persist but … Seize the golden opportunity that summer presents and delve into a good book With heavier days of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, this summer looks a lot brighter than the last. We are reuniting with family, planning trips and slowly finding our way back to restaurants, […]