When we hear the term “chronic disease,” what usually comes to mind is, if not hypertension, diabetes. However, these conditions are mere byproducts of a fast-growing, serious, complex, chronic disease called obesity which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), affects roughly 1 in 5 children. If you’re on this page because
As the parent of a newborn, you face great joys and a lot of responsibility. Your pediatrician wishes to partner with you in caring for your precious baby. Here are some practical tips to help you navigate through the first few months of life. Seeing Your Newborn’s Doctor Your pediatrician will see your baby soon
At some point in our childhood, we might have experienced chickenpox. While chickenpox most often occurs in children under the age of 12, it can also occur in adults who never had it as children. Chickenpox is an itchy rash of spots that look like blisters and can appear all over the body while accompanied
There is a lot of care and work that goes into raising a newborn, and your pediatrician is here to help right from the beginning. Your pediatrician typically sees your newborn for their very first appointment within a few days of being discharged from the hospital. Your pediatrician is here for you to ask any
Named after the characteristic sound of its notorious coughing fits, whooping cough is an extraordinarily uncomfortable condition that typically manifests itself in babies and in children ages, 11 to 18 whose vaccine-provided immunities have begun to fade. In addition to causing several debilitating symptoms, whooping cough also carries the possibility of infant mortality, particularly for
Does your child have vision problems? Children learn through their eyes. Healthy vision is critical for children to see the computer and chalkboard, read, write, and even play. Children’s eyes should be examined regularly, as many eye conditions and vision problems can be detected and treated early. Here are six signs that your child may
Did You Know Children’s Medical Center Offers FREE CPR Classes! Children’s Medical Center offers free basic CPR training at our Palm Harbor location. This course provides CPR instruction for infants, children, and adults; and includes hands-on practice with manikins. It is not necessary to have children who are patients in our practice, Everyone is welcome!!!