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How Can I Help If My Child Is Starting to Have Weight Problems?

A child’s growth has unpredictable elements along with normal milestones. Body weight is one of those aspects that may seem difficult to gauge what’s normal. As a parent, you can’t wait indefinitely for an overweight child to grow into their body.
Apr 4th, 2024

I Think My Child Might Have Autism: What Can I Do?

The effects of autism typically emerge in early childhood. Prompt intervention helps a child avoid developmental issues caused by the disorder. How does a parent recognize these early signs and how should they act on their suspicions?
Feb 1st, 2024

From Pimples to Preteens: A Parent's Guide to Acne

It doesn’t matter to teens that acne is a common skin condition tied to hormonal changes. It happens as they’re placing emphasis on their personal appearance. Working with acne specialists is the edge your child needs to get past the acne issue.
Jan 10th, 2024

5 Strategies for Managing Conjunctivitis at Home

While we think of the winter months as cold and flu season, it’s also prime time for conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis stems from bacterial or viral infections, but you can manage conjunctivitis symptoms at home.
Dec 5th, 2023
Tonsillitis Vs. Strep Throat. What's the Difference?

Tonsillitis Vs. Strep Throat. What's the Difference?

A sore throat is a sore throat, right? It’s not when your child has one. It might be tonsillitis due to a cold or it could be strep throat, a bacterial infection with the potential for long-term complications.  
Nov 15th, 2023
Are These Allergens Affecting Your Child?

Are These Allergens Affecting Your Child?

Almost one in five American children suffer from seasonal allergies and about 6% have allergies to food. An overreaction of their young immune systems, an allergy commonly results from exposure to normally harmless substances.  
Sep 8th, 2023
My Child Has a Concussion. What Should I Do?

My Child Has a Concussion. What Should I Do?

Being a kid can be tough work, particularly with their coordination and balance affected by their ever-changing bodies. Activity levels and contact sports may also lead to head injuries. As a parent, you need to recognize concussion symptoms.
Aug 1st, 2023
Is Strep Throat Serious?

Is Strep Throat Serious?

While anyone can get strep throat, it’s more common in children and teens. Stemming from a bacterial infection, strep’s pain can be sharp and scratchy, making it difficult to swallow. It can lead to other serious illnesses if left untreated.
Jul 13th, 2023
 Is There a Link Between Diet and Acne?

Is There a Link Between Diet and Acne?

You’ve likely heard plenty of opinions on the connection between acne and eating certain foods. Some claim acne stems from greasy foods. Others say it’s chocolate. Connections between acne and food exist, but there’s no proof of strong effects.
Jun 6th, 2023
5 Reasons to Vaccinate Your Tween Against HPV

5 Reasons to Vaccinate Your Tween Against HPV

While there are over 100 strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), only a handful can lead to cancer. Those few, though, often result from sexually transmitted infections affecting the genitals. HPV vaccines protect against the most harmful strains.
May 19th, 2023
Myths and Facts About Routine Childhood Vaccinations

Myths and Facts About Routine Childhood Vaccinations

Though vaccinations prevent sickness and death, there’s still a segment of the population that’s hesitant about immunizing their children, even with vaccines that have proven safe over decades. Persistent myths interfere with sound decisions.
Jan 23rd, 2023
Can My Child Outgrow Their Food Allergy?

Can My Child Outgrow Their Food Allergy?

It’s possible for a child to outgrow some types of food allergies particularly if the reaction started prior to the age of three. In other cases, it’s unlikely an allergy will vanish especially in those with severe symptoms.
Nov 1st, 2022
Are Antibiotics the Only Cure for Strep Throat?

Are Antibiotics the Only Cure for Strep Throat?

While strep throat is a relatively rare cause of sore throats, kids and teens are most susceptible. It’s a bacterial infection, so it will respond to antibiotic treatments. As a concerned parent, you might be wondering if this is the only cure.
Aug 9th, 2022
My Acne Is Embarrassing: Can You Help?

My Acne Is Embarrassing: Can You Help?

Driven by the hormone changes that drive physical growth through adolescence, acne is a common problem that sometimes has uncommon severity. Home care is often not enough to control embarrassing cases of this teen skin condition.
Jul 12th, 2022
Is Asthma a Life-Threatening Condition?

Is Asthma a Life-Threatening Condition?

Asthma symptoms vary widely between children. It can be a barely there nuisance that your child outgrows, or it can be a serious lifelong condition requiring careful management. In some cases, asthma attacks can be life threatening.
Jun 1st, 2022
5 Symptoms of Chickenpox and How It's Treated

5 Symptoms of Chickenpox and How It's Treated

The best way to treat chickenpox is to avoid it altogether with the varicella-zoster vaccine. While vaccination has greatly reduced the incidence of chickenpox, it’s still out there, and you need to know what to do if your child is affected.
Apr 5th, 2022
The Difference Between Blackheads and Whiteheads

The Difference Between Blackheads and Whiteheads

As many teens learn, acne is a hormone-driven event that’s difficult to control. It’s not a problem that results from poor hygiene but rather from changes to the skin during adolescence. Both blackheads and whiteheads occur during acne outbreaks.
Mar 6th, 2022
What to Expect When You Get Care at a Teaching Clinic

What to Expect When You Get Care at a Teaching Clinic

The learning never stops for doctors. Once medical school is well underway, medical students build valuable skills with patients in teaching clinics, working alongside experienced doctors to hone their instincts.
Feb 3rd, 2022
How to Know What Triggers Your Child's Allergies

How to Know What Triggers Your Child's Allergies

Asthma is the most common chronic condition from which children suffer, and while it can’t be cured, some children do outgrow it. In the meantime, part of the asthma management process requires recognizing and avoiding asthma triggers.
Jan 13th, 2022
Managing Your Child’s Asthma

Managing Your Child’s Asthma

The most common chronic illness suffered by children is asthma. Fortunately, many outgrow the condition and with careful management, the impact of asthma can be minimized, allowing your child to enjoy most normal activities.
Nov 14th, 2021

Is There Help for My Child’s Problematic Acne?

Acne is a common problem for teens, driven by the hormonal changes of puberty. However, some children face a bigger challenge than others. Your pediatrician can help manage your child’s problematic acne. Keep reading to learn how.
Oct 12th, 2021
Help for Your Child’s Allergies

Help for Your Child’s Allergies

Parents want the best for their children, so it’s often hard to watch them suffer through the symptoms of allergic reactions. You can sometimes help, though, by controlling exposure to allergy triggers and arranging the appropriate medical care.
Sep 8th, 2021
The Causes of Bad Acne

The Causes of Bad Acne

Any case of acne can undermine your child’s confidence. When it becomes severe, it can be even more distressing, and the overlapping outbreaks increase the risk of permanent scarring. Here are some of the causes of bad acne in children.
Aug 15th, 2021

What’s Triggering My Child’s Asthma?

Asthma results from the immune system’s reaction to certain substances and conditions. This reaction then causes inflammation of the airways and breathing difficulties. Read on to learn how you can help your child avoid attacks.
Jul 21st, 2021

What a Sports Physical Offers Your Child

As a parent, you may often be amazed at the energy your child displays. Through play and sports, most children are naturally athletic. Once they reach school age and participate in organized leagues, sports physicals become necessary.
Jun 23rd, 2021

Summertime Asthma Tips

The cold air of winter is a common asthma trigger, but summertime air can trigger breathing issues, too. Read on to learn how you can help safeguard your child against asthma attacks this summer.
May 9th, 2021

How To Introduce Your Infant to Common Allergens

Food allergies in children are increasing dramatically, so it’s important to know how to safely expose your infant child to new foods to rule out or pinpoint allergic reactions. Read on to learn more.
Apr 11th, 2021

Helping Your Child Deal With Acne

No matter how common acne may be, your child may feel singled out and devastated. In many cases, acne progresses at its own pace, no matter what you try. Here are some tips for helping a teen through this troublesome time.
Mar 8th, 2021

Your Child Has Autism. Now What?

A diagnosis of autism in your child may be disconcerting to you, but it’s important to realize that the only thing that changed was a formal recognition of what already existed. Read on to learn how you can help your child manage this condition.
Feb 16th, 2021

5 Tips for Avoiding UTIs

Children can be susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) because of their physiology and bathroom habits. It’s not hard to help your child avoid UTIs. Some simple behavioral changes can make all the difference in preventing infections.
Jan 13th, 2021

The Importance of Prompt Treatment of Eye Infections

Like ear infections, your child’s eyes may seem prone to frequent problems. While this is common for many children, eye infections shouldn’t be overlooked as a minor condition. Eye infections are quite contagious and they can spread rapidly.
Dec 6th, 2020

5 Causes of Abdominal Pain in Children

Abdominal pain is common in children, and sometimes it’s severe enough for their parents to seek medical care. Fortunately, most cases aren’t serious, and the child recovers quickly. Read on to learn potential causes of abdominal pain.
Nov 19th, 2020

Your Child’s Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever

September and October are always the best time for your child to get their annual flu shot before the current strains of the disease are widespread. This year, with COVID-19 in the mix, avoiding the flu is more important than usual.
Oct 6th, 2020

Returning to School and Sports with COVID-19

Returning to school has its challenges every year, but in 2020 with the COVID-19 crisis, it can be even more challenging for parents and students. Here are some recommendations to help make the transition safely.
Sep 17th, 2020

The Importance of Vaccinations during COVID

As the nation came to a halt with the COVID-19 crisis, regular routines, such as well-child doctor appointments, were put on hold. However, regular immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases may be missed because of these disruptions.
Aug 28th, 2020

Now’s the Time To Clear Your Teen's Acne

Teen acne is a problem that affects most of the adolescent population, although it can be more severe for some. Learning how to care for teen skin at the first sign of pimples can help your child fight back against acne.
Jul 27th, 2020

Understanding the Vaccine Schedule

Tracking your child’s immunizations may not be easy given the number of vaccines recommended by authorities. The vaccination schedule is a convenient tool that can help you make sure your child receives the right protection.
Apr 16th, 2020

Is it a Bump on the Head or Something More Serious?

Concussion awareness in professional sports is all over the media. Your child, too, can suffer head injuries while participating in recreational activities, even when they’re wearing protective equipment. Read on to learn the signs of a concussion.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Is My Child Physically Ready to Play Sports?

Are you a sports fan who can’t wait to get your child involved in the game? Remember, every child has a physical learning curve when it comes to playing sports, and it’s important to be aware of the right time to sign them up.
Feb 3rd, 2020

Helping Your Child Cope with Autism

No parent is prepared to hear that their little one has autism spectrum disorder. If your child recently received this diagnosis, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Read on to learn how to help your child cope and, even better, thrive with autism.
Jan 3rd, 2020

Can My Child Get Sick From a Vaccination?

If you’re a parent, you want what’s best for your child. You may have heard some rumors about vaccines, and are wondering if they can make your child sick. Knowing the facts can help you make the right decision about getting your child vaccinated.
Dec 1st, 2019

Helping Your Teenager Cope With Acne

Fashion choices, social media, dating, and homework cause enough stress during the teen years. Don’t let adolescent acne add one more thing to worry about. Find out how you and your teen can handle breakouts.
Oct 1st, 2019

What Makes Kids More Susceptible to Ear Infections?

Ear infections are practically a rite of passage for kids. But when was the last time you heard of an adult getting an ear infection? Find out why kids are more likely to get an ear infection, as well as how to prevent and treat the infections.
Jul 3rd, 2019

What to Expect From Your Child’s Upcoming Sports Physical

Your child or teen is pumped to play baseball, basketball, or football this season, but their coach said a sports physical is required before they can play. It might feel like a formality, but this is a critical step that ensures their safety.
Jun 1st, 2019
Autism Diagnosis Is Delayed Smita Tandon, MD, in Fountain Valley, California

5 Reasons Why Autism Diagnosis Is Delayed

About 1 in 59 children have autism spectrum disorder. While an early diagnosis can help children with autism develop better social skills and get resources to help them thrive, many children aren’t diagnosed until later in childhood. Find out why.
Apr 17th, 2019

Most Common Allergies in Kids

Approximately 40% of children in the United States suffer from allergies, with food allergies and hay fever leading the charge. Here’s a look at what to watch out for when it comes to kids and allergies
Mar 29th, 2019

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024