Hitting the road this holiday season? Traveling with kids can be stressful, so see our pediatricians’ family traveling tips to stay safe and healthy. It’s travel season! This is a popular time for many of us to shake off the winter blues, pack up our bags, and visit loved ones or head off to warmer places. We’ve got plenty of tips to help keep these new family memories as healthy as possible … [Read more...] about Travel Tips to Keep Families Safe & Healthy
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Our pediatricians share helpful information about dental hygiene for kids. Preventing cavities and tooth decay before they begin is key. Dental caries (i.e. tooth decay/cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. More than 40% of children have caries by the time they reach kindergarten! Fortunately, a large number of cases are preventable by establishing good … [Read more...] about Dental Hygiene and Fluoride Facts
Our pediatricians share tips for a happy, healthy holiday season. The holidays stir up many memories in our minds…sitting by the fire, laughter, hugs and greetings from friends and family near and far. However, the holidays also occur in the midst of cold and flu season, and close-quarter gatherings mean exposure to a lot of germs! Most of us are short on time and have escalated levels of … [Read more...] about The Healthy Holidays Guide for Families
Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD shares her thoughts on the baby blues. It’s three days after you’ve had your precious baby and you’re finally home, where you spent countless hours as a pregnant woman fantasizing about what it would be like to be with your newborn. Maybe you imagined the lights dimmed as you looked lovingly into your baby’s eyes; or perhaps you imagined your sweet baby lying … [Read more...] about The Baby Blues: What You Need To Know
What is influenza? Influenza is a virus typically associated with high fever, body aches, malaise, cough, sore throat, and upper respiratory symptoms. Although many people consider GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea part of a "flu", these issues are less commonly associated with influenza. How long do flu symptoms last? Typically 3 - 10 days. Is there only one kind of flu? No. … [Read more...] about Flu Season is Here: Fast Facts to Help You Stay Healthy
Our Center City and Main Line pediatricians provide the facts on the common cold and the best cold remedies for kids. While upper respiratory infections (common cold) may occur all year-round, it may seem like your child has had constant cold symptoms from October to April! It may not be your imagination: the average young child may have six to eight common colds a year, while those in group … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Sniffles: Advice & Remedies for the Common Cold