• Parenting Advice

    Teens and Caffeine – Is There Cause For Concern?

    I did not actually drink coffee until two years into my Pediatric residency training. I never needed it in college or medical school, but once I entered my Pediatric ICU rotations, caffeine became a necessity in order to stay awake and functioning through my shifts. Given the length of time it took for me to need coffee, it always surprises me when teenagers tell me about drinking coffee in the mornings, or grabbing a specialty coffee after school. Many parents ask if coffee is “bad” for their teens, and now that I have a teenager who enjoys sneaking sips of…

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition Recommendations: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    We continue a multi-part series on nutrition this week, specifically regarding vitamins and minerals.  These dietary elements are a very important part of your child’s growth, and while a varied diet can be difficult with picky eaters, hopefully this series…

  • Uncategorized

    Autism Spectrum Disorder – An Overview

    Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disability that affects about 1 in 54 children. The number of children diagnosed with ASD has been growing over the past few decades, a fact that has spurred much debate regarding the…

  • Safety

    Heat-Related Illness in Young Athletes

    It’s nearing the end of summer, which means high school sports will begin intensive practicing if they haven’t already.  Unfortunately, the heat of the summer is still present and strenuous physical activity during this time can cause significant physical illness.…

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition Recommendations: B Vitamins and Folate

    We continue a multi-part series on nutrition this week, specifically regarding vitamins and minerals.  These dietary elements are a very important part of your child’s growth, and while a varied diet can be difficult with picky eaters, hopefully this series…

  • Mental Health,  Nutrition

    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Eating disorders are more well known than they used to be, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding them. There are several types of eating disorders that demonstrate symptoms in different ways, which we will discuss today. It is important…

  • Parenting Advice

    1 year “blogiversary”

    Has it really been a year already? The idea for this blog began several years ago, after hearing multiple parents say, “I know I shouldn’t have, but I looked on Google…” I would cringe every time, and half-jokingly say, “No…