Summer Reminders

Summer Reminders

Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen. Also encourage your children to wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing to minimize harmful UV exposure. If possible, avoid direct sunlight exposure during peak hours of the day (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Make sure...
College Preparation

College Preparation

Congratulations to all our patients who have recently graduated from high school! What an accomplishment! Many of you are spending the summer preparing for your new adventure in college. As your primary care physician we want to remind you of a few things that should...
Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common viral illness which is seen between late October and March each year. This illness usually begins as a clear runny nose, sneezing, and low grade fever of 101-102 which is followed by a deep-sounding, “wet” or “juicy”...
Fever

Fever

Fever is a symptom, not an illness. Recently, research has shown that fever is a normal, helpful part of your child’s immune system. Fever increases your child’s metabolic rate which helps the body put out more white blood cells to help fight infections. Fever is one...
Common Cold– Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Common Cold– Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Upper respiratory infections or “URIs” are the most common illnesses in childhood. They are also known as “colds.” They are caused by viruses which invade the nose membranes which leads to swelling and inflammation which produces a clear,...
Vomiting And Diarrhea (Gastroenteritis)

Vomiting And Diarrhea (Gastroenteritis)

Gastroenteritis (the stomach flu) is defined as the sudden onset of vomiting or diarrhea. It often begins with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and a low-grade fever which usually resolve in 8-24 hours. Afterwards, children often have 3-7 days of diarrhea. Some...