Anxiety is a normal part of childhood and growing up, and it’s safe to say everyone experiences some level of anxiety through their lifetime. For a certain number of people, though, childhood anxiety may turn into teen and adult anxiety. In fact, we all probably know an adult whom we think of as a chronic “worry wart,” but does that meant they’re affected by anxiety?
As parents, learning how to manage childhood anxiety can be beneficial both for your children and the adults they will become. Continue reading
If it seems ear infections are more common in the summer, it’s because they actually do occur at bit more frequently. This seems to be a result of the weather, including both humidity and heat, along with increased participation in water sports. In general, ear infections are the second most common reason for visits to the pediatric primary care physician.
As with all cultural and technological changes, there are positive and negative consequences of the digital age. There are always those who hold on to the past for dear life, and others who jump right in without a second thought.
Since most adults utilize devices for work and play, just like our children, maybe it’s the balance part we need to work on.
It’s become quite common to hear about the young girl worried about getting fat, so she ends up with an eating disorder. Then there are the boys who can’t run, play sports, and are bullied by their peers because of their weight. These are just two examples of the unhealthy extremes in our culture today regarding food, weight, and self esteem.
Let’s examine this relationship, provide several scenarios, and hopefully get the answer to the question: Is your child overeating?
What are you thinking right now? All sorts of guilty thoughts could be running through your mind as you consider this question.
“I want them to have what I never did,” could be one defensive but reassuring thought. Or “am I piling on too much stress?” could be the doubting-my-parenting skills reaction.
The honest answer is: It depends.
Let’s look at this topic from several sides and then you can decide if your kid is too busy.
Many parents get in the habit of only scheduling their child’s annual physical before the school year, or at the start of sports season. This can be the busiest time of year, and it’s possible that you may not be able to schedule an appointment in time.
Did you know that your child can get their physical done now, and still have their results be accepted for the school year or sports season? Avoid the rush and schedule an appointment today! Continue reading
For new moms (and even experienced ones) breastfeeding a newborn baby can be one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of motherhood. Many mothers and mothers-to-be have unanswered questions about breastfeeding that could help ease the process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions, and some helpful answers, about breastfeeding.
An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a common musculoskeletal disorder. Scoliosis is especially common in adolescents but can affect adults as well, often for varying reasons.
The holidays are coming up, and we know that everyone is looking forward to enjoying a holiday meal with their family and friends. But, for parents of children with food allergies, this time of year can bring uncertainty and unease. Help keep your little ones safe this holiday season with the following food allergy tips!
We would like to congratulate Dr. Zang on his new position with the Catholic Health System. We wish him the very best and want to assure you that we are here to continue the great care you received with Dr. Zang.
If you are not familiar with our other pediatric providers, please take a moment to review their bios and make a selection for your new primary care provider. Please let our staff know when scheduling your next well visit so we can allow a little extra time to get to know each other.