Keep Kids Healthy and Safe

How to prepare for bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital

Bringing your newborn home from the hospital is going to be one of the most exciting days in your life. The anticipation, the planning, the preparation for this day starts weeks and months before. So much to consider, so much to do.   Here are a few ideas on how to prepare so you can …

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Latest pediatric recommendations for the Flu shot

En Español Did you know that children often have the highest attack rates of influenza  during influenza epidemics? The flu virus is unpredictable, spreads very easily, and can cause serious complications. How can you protect your children against the flu?  Since we can’t keep our children in a bubble, the best way to protect them …

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Overview of over the counter treatment for seasonal allergies

En Español Over the counter medication  Over the counter treatment has become quite popular as most allergy medications are now available without a prescription. Therefore, standing on the allergy aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store can be absolutely overwhelming since there are more options than ever. It can be confusing to figure out …

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Why are well check up visits important for children?

En Español Are you keeping up with all the well check-up appointments for your child? I know…it seems like they are quite frequent, but they are really important. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends scheduled well child visits starting right after birth. During the first three years of life, well visits are recommended at: 2 …

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Tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy

En Español Are you brushing your baby’s teeth? Dental caries (cavities) are considered the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. Therefore, good oral hygiene is extremely important to keep your children’s oral health in check. What exactly are dental cavities? Cavities, or dental decay, are the destruction of the outer layer …

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