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September 3, 2018

It’s back to school time and all the dreaded sniffles, colds and “germs”! It is especially important to support your child’s health and boost their immunity during this time of transition:

  1. A healthy diet is crucial!  Try to eliminate sugar, including fruit juice and...

May 17, 2018

For depression and anxiety, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) may not be the best first line of treatment.

The statistics on kids being treated with medication for depression and anxiety is staggering. The cause is multifactorial and the treatment should...

May 17, 2018

That they really do care.

Pediatricians and doctors really do have a love and compassion for the welfare of children and families. Otherwise they wouldn’t be doing what they are doing. I have worked with many of these colleagues and they are brilliant, caring and dedica...

May 10, 2018

Your child may not need antibiotics every time for an ear infection.

Countless times in my practice, I have seen young babies and toddlers get repeated courses of antibiotics. This disrupts their gut flora balance, which can then lead to other problems. And it is not un...

Motherhood. Wow. Children add a new dimension to our lives. We are responsible for our children and ourselves. Our lives are full.  We have unending to do lists. We have to multitask well. Adding mediation practices radically improves our ability to cope with and even...

May 3, 2018

There are proactive steps you can take to treat mild and moderate scoliosis.

It is common for Pediatricians to take the “wait and watch” approach for scoliosis that is less than a 25 degree Cobb angle. And above that it is bracing (which is minimally effective) and poss...

April 26, 2018

If your older child has stomach pains, there are other options besides PPI’s as well.

The same goes for older kids. It is more and more common for Pediatrician’s to be faced with evaluating and treating chronic belly pains. I personally think that this is really somethi...

April 23, 2018

If your infant has reflux, there are other options besides giving them prescription medications like Zantac or Prevacid.

Western medicine’s model of care is to treat the symptom instead of addressing the root problem. But medications do not come without side effects; so...

If your infant is having trouble nursing, you don’t necessarily need to switch to formula feeding.

Both moms and infants need to learn how to breastfeed. It can be challenging at times. Lactation counselors are highly trained, excellent advocates and can really make a b...

You do not need to give your infant the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth.

The hepatitis B shot is routinely given to infants before being discharged from the hospital at 24-48 hours old. Unless the mother or a close household contact has Hepatitis B, your infant has very mi...

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