Post-Partum Blues

by Dr. Mandy Penny As a pediatrician, I usually see newborns and their mothers for the first time at 2 weeks after birth. This first office visit provides an opportunity to examine and weigh the infant, answer any questions from the family, and assess the mother’s...

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Are Non-Dairy Milks Good for Kids?

by Dr. Joanna Storey Cow’s milk is a great beverage for kids. In addition to high levels of protein and bone-building calcium, cow’s milk is a good source of vitamin B12 (important for the the brain and DNA synthesis), potassium (vital for the nervous system) and...

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Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants: Ages 0 to 6 Months

by Dr. Mandy Penny One of the most common questions I am asked in clinic is, “How do I get my baby to sleep?” Another common question is, “When is my baby going to sleep through the night?” These are very reasonable questions! Each baby is a unique individual and...

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What is a Fever?

by Dr. Katy Patrick By definition, fever is an abnormal elevation of body temperature that is part of a specific biologic response. That being said, fever should be thought of as a symptom of illness, not as a disease itself. We consider the body’s normal temperature...

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Concussion in the Young Athlete

by Dr. Jaye Myers Concussion is an acute brain injury which results in an immediate but temporary alteration in brain function. Concussion is a fairly common occurrence in youth sports. In boys’ sports, football reports the highest rate of concussions. For girls, the...

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Baby Poops

by Dr. Katy Patrick Parents of young infants in my practice often have questions about their babies’ bowel movements. Are the stools normal? Are they too loose or too hard? Do they come too often or not frequently enough? What about the color? Many newborns cry and...

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Adolescent Depression

by: Dr. Darren Scoggin Depression has emerged as a leading cause of disability and death among adolescents. Depression affects boys more than girls prior to puberty, but girls are affected more than boys during the teen years and onward. Some studies indicate that as...

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Healthy Snacks

By: Dr. Mandy Penny I have 3 boys, aged 1, 8, and 11 years old. Like many parents, I frequently struggle to provide healthy snack options. As a working mom whose kids seem to have endless after-school activities, I need snacks that are quick and convenient. I’ve...

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