Category Archives: children’s health

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Hand Foot Mouth Disease is running rampant right now. Storming through your local daycare, preschools, and mall playgrounds. It’s a virus (namely Coxsackie virus) that causes fever, malaise, irritability, mouth sores, and blisters/rash on palms of hands, soles of feet, and sometimes buttocks and thighs too. Children with eczema often get a more severe and…

Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

Being a newborn can be hard work. Being a parent of a newborn can be even harder. It’s exactly like everyone told you it would be, except now you’re living it. It’s overwhelming. Exhausting. All Consuming. But also the most beautiful, amazing, and important moment of your life. Parenthood certainly changes you. And just when…

Stealing Moments to Play

Play, like genuine uninhibited laughter, is good for the body, mind, and soul. Kids need it. Crave it. Thrive with it. It engages all 5 of their senses. Free play time is definitely a necessity. Not a luxury to put off for some future unknown date. Unfortunately, kids these days (not so much unlike ourselves)…

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5 Things to Remember About Fever

The flu, RSV, colds, Croup, strep throat, ear infections…they all have one thing in common…they can cause fevers. And as any parent can attest to, it’s often the fever itself that freaks us out more than anything and prompts many parents to call their child’s pediatrician or hustle them off to the emergency room. Fever…

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For the sake of sleep: 2 things to do today

No doubt you’ve heard me say this before, but sleep is really the cornerstone of your child’s health. And unfortunately, kids (and teens in particular) don’t often get the amount they need. Over time this can add up to increased stress, anxiety, meltdowns, poor health, headaches, and a decline in their academic achievement. Sleep is…

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Help for coughs, colds, and sore throats

Well it’s officially here, we are in the midst of cold and flu season. And with that; sore throats, stuffy noses, and coughs are a plenty. The thing about most of these ailments is that they are primarily caused by viruses (versus bacteria) so antibiotics just don’t help. So while there’s simply no quick fix…

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Question of the season: Is it a cold or allergies?

So it didn’t take long for those back-to-school bugs to take hold. Sore throats, runny noses, and goopy eyes abound now in classrooms and pediatric offices everywhere. And now, more than ever, with Fall waiting in the wings…many parents find themselves asking: Is this a cold or does my child have seasonal allergies? Admittedly, it…

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