There is nothing more important than your family’s health. In fact, keeping our families safe is something that most of us think about every day, whether you’re on the sidelines watching your teens play sports, slathering a wiggly toddler with sunscreen or just starting the journey as a newly pregnant mom-to-be.
We can guide you through the basics for keeping your family healthy and safe, including:
Where to look for care in an emergency
How to find specialists in specific medical fields
Preventive care guidelines you should follow for every age and stage, from mammograms and prostate screenings to kids’ check-ups and immunizations
Resources for pregnancy and post-partum care
Tips for day-to-day general good health practices
We know that it’s hard to keep track of all of these things, so we’re here to help. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to make informed decisions about your family’s health care. That way, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve taken steps to ensure that you and your loved ones will have many active, fun years ahead!
Hiking, biking, walking, running, gardening: There are so many healthy outdoor pleasures to enjoy during our all-too-brief Northeast summers. Be sure you don’t cut the season short by coming down with a serious insect-borne disease. A few simple precautions will help. continue reading →
For some parents, it’s their worst nightmare: sitting down face-to-face with their teenage son or daughter to have the dreaded conversation about sex, drugs, and other risky behaviors. In fact, it can be so intimidating for some parents that it even has a name. But “the talk” doesn’t have to be so difficult. And believe it or not, your child’s pediatrician can help. continue reading →
Next time you’re teaching your children about healthy habits, consider this: Who do you think is more fun for teaching personal hygiene – you or the Cat in the Hat? Who could be better for explaining stress-reducing techniques for children than a peaceful piggy? And can you think of anyone better suited to discuss oral health than someone by the name of Dr. Flossman? continue reading →
If you’re a parent, you probably remember the heartache of taking your infant to the pediatrician for what seemed like dozens of vaccinations and trying to comfort him/her throughout the ordeal. As your child got older, the number of vaccines recommended by the doctor started to decline. Now that your child is entering his/her teen years, it’s still important to stay on top of your child’s health. Make sure you talk to his/her pediatrician about recommended vaccines for pre-teens and teens. continue reading →
Spring is traditionally a time of celebration for students that is marked by graduations, parties, and proms. But these annual rites of passage often strike fear in the hearts of parents because of the potential perils involved. Two of these perils – tanning and binge drinking – can pose serious health hazards with potentially long-lasting—even fatal—effects, so it’s important to learn the truth about these risky behaviors and how to protect yourself or your child. continue reading →
You might think of the measles as a disease that we no longer have to worry about in this country. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considered the measles eradicated at one time, unfortunately, it’s now back and is spreading. This is no reason for alarm, but it’s important to be knowledgeable about what could be a deadly disease. continue reading →