Newsletter April 2011
When to suspect an allergy - Allergy Tips
Here are some common clues that could lead you to suspect you child may have an allergy: Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two and develop around the same time every year. These could include runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy, watery eyes. Recurrent cough, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and other respiratory symptoms may be a sign of asthma. Coughing may be an isolated symptom; symptoms that increase at night or with exercise are suspicious for asthma...
Newsletter December 2010
Use Your Head and Wear a Helmet!
At every well child check from birth to 18 years we discuss safety. As my patient will tell you, I am always amazed when they tell me that they do not wear their helmets for their various high-risk activities that could cause head injuries. We know helmets are so important, but national estimates report that bicycle helmet use among children range from 15 to 25 percent...
Newsletter September 2010
Back to School ~ Back to Doctor
While it may not seem as urgent, a yearly physical exam by your family�s pediatrician is an important part of your child�s health care. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family�s schedule...