• More Water, Less Juice

    June 8, 2017

    New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics remind us why sugary drinks should NOT be a staple in a young child’s diet. Here are a few reasons for you and your children to stick to water and some tips on how to increase water intake _________________________________________ Water improves overall functioning Water transports nutrients, helps…Read More

  • “Ticked” Off

    June 1, 2017

    Experts say this years tick season is going to be a fierce one.  Get prepared with the following tips from our pediatricians. Facts about ticks Ticks crawl.  They do not fly or jump. Ticks generally attach to children’s legs or feet and may crawl toward other parts of the body, especially the head or ears.…Read More

  • Making Screen Time Physical

    May 25, 2017

    Studies show that use of screens can negatively impact a child’s physical activity Here are some tips to make screen time a healthier experience for your child’s body and mind Take a Body Break Use a timer to remind children to take body breaks.  Every 10 minutes, kids should pause their games or videos and take…Read More

  • Family Meals

    May 18, 2017

    By allowing for conversation, connection and face-to-face interaction, family meals can deepen and strengthen relationships between parents and children. There is a lot of research that eating meals as a family is linked with higher academic success, improved emotional well-being and lower rates of depression and substance use. Meals play an important role in many…Read More

  • Staying Safe in the Sun

    May 11, 2017

    It’s spring!  The SUN is out and your sunscreen should be too!! Here are some important tips, created with expert advice from pediatric dermatologist Lauren Geller, MD on why your children need protection from the sun and how you can get them to cooperate. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: Prevention is key.  According to the Skin Cancer…Read More