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What Makes Kids More Susceptible to Ear Infections? Jul 3rd, 2019

If you’ve had kids, you know the drill: They run a fever, maybe have a runny nose, and start pulling at their ears. It’s time for a trip to the doctor’s office to get some antibiotics to fight yet another ear infection. Ear infections are practically a rite of passage...

What to Expect From Your Child’s Upcoming Sports Physical Jun 1st, 2019

There’s hardly a school today -- elementary, middle, or high school level -- that would allow a student athlete to start their season without being given a a medically-approved thumbs up to play their sport of choice. The sports physical, or pre-participation exam (PPE), is now a rite of passage...

Childhood Vaccines: What They are and Why Your Child Needs Them May 1st, 2019

Vaccines—also known as immunizations—are an essential part of childhood. It used to be taken for granted that all children would receive their vaccinations against diseases like measles, mumps, polio, and pertussis, but that is no longer the case. A growing movement of parents is saying no to vaccinating their children,...

5 Reasons Why Autism Diagnosis Is Delayed Apr 17th, 2019

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a brain disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood. This developmental disability is characterized by social, behavioral, and communication challenges. Symptoms vary greatly from child to child, but common signs of autism are limited eye contact, lack of facial expression, and making repetitive...

Most Common Allergies in Kids Mar 29th, 2019

When it comes to allergies of any kind, kids suffer more than adults, with 40% of American kids diagnosed with allergies as opposed to 30% of adults. And these numbers have been steadily rising over the last few decades, especially when it comes to food allergies. Here at our pediatric...