Patient Portal

Your Health Update Newsletter

Term: Pediatrics
15 found

Preserving a young girl's chance to have a family

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

little girl dressed as super heroYour little girl has just been diagnosed with cancer. As a parent, you are devastated. You know she faces a long road of treatments, and you hope that at the end of that road, your daughter is cancer-free and ready to live her life. What you might not have considered is how her cancer treatments may affect her fertility and the ability to have a family, if she wants one, many years from now.

Holly Hoefgen
Related Articles
Child Health
Pediatrics

Lyme disease -- it's not child's play

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

tickbiteLyme disease is a year-round problem. Transmitted by a tick bite, this unwanted souvenir can be picked up just about anywhere – a walk in the woods, day at the farm, or weekend camping trip.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Avoid Car Seat Tragedy with Visible Reminders and a KISS

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

cute boy in car seat in summerAs a new parent, you’ve taken parenting classes, read countless baby how-to books, child-proofed the house with outlet covers and baby gates, you locked up your medicines and installed cabinet locks to keep your little one safe. The last thing on your mind was accidentally leaving your child in the car on a hot day. But it can happen, and the consequences can be devastating.

Related Articles
Child Health
Pediatrics

After Hours Pediatric Care -- NOW OPEN in South County

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Sick child with clockIt never seems to fail – your child is sick, the pediatrician’s office is closed and you don’t think you can wait until morning – you want a medical professional to see your child as soon as possible.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Tired of Mono

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

sleeping teenage boy in libraryIt was the beginning of the school semester, and your son just couldn’t shake his fatigue and sore throat. He was never one to complain about being sick, so you knew it was time to see the doctor.  The diagnosis was mononucleosis, or as most people call it, mono.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Preventing Peanut Allergies with ... Peanuts!

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

two little girls eating peanut butter sandwichesCan you prevent a peanut allergy? You might – if you feed little ones peanut products early.

Many parents think they can keep their child from getting a peanut allergy if he or she doesn’t eat peanuts as a baby. But recent research now shows kids are better off if they eat peanut products very early in life.

Child Health
Allergy
Pediatrics

They Grow Up So Fast -- But your Children still Need their Vaccinations

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

group of kids laughingWhere has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday your toddler was getting well-baby check-ups at the pediatrician. Now as those preteen years turn into teenage years, you need to know what vaccinations are important for your young adult.

Anna Huger
Child Health
Pediatrics

The Buzz on Energy Drinks and Adolescents

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

energy drink canYour teenage son begins his day with an energy drink, sometimes has one for lunch and then another while he is doing his homework after school. He says it helps him concentrate better.  You are worried this is too much caffeine for his system – and you are right. The caffeinated boost these drinks give can cause a variety of health problems.

Child Health
Pediatrics

The 411 on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

little girl being examined by doctorYou could tell your little one was not feeling well -- she had a low-grade fever, was refusing to eat and had tiny blisters in her mouth and on her hands and feet. Her pediatrician said not to worry; it was likely hand, foot and mouth disease and it just needed to run its course. Here are some facts about this viral infection with a name that sounds worse than it is.

Child Health
Pediatrics
Kristine G. Williams

Home Alone

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Your daughter is 11 years old and insists she is old enough to stay home alone. With the summer months approaching, how do you know if she is ready for this big step?...
Child Health
Pediatrics