Post-Partum Blues

Post-Partum Blues

by Dr. Mandy Penny As a pediatrician, I usually see newborns and their mothers for the first time at 2 weeks after birth. This first office visit provides an opportunity to examine and weigh the infant, answer any questions from the family, and assess the mother’s...
Are Non-Dairy Milks Good for Kids?

Are Non-Dairy Milks Good for Kids?

by Dr. Joanna Storey Cow’s milk is a great beverage for kids. In addition to high levels of protein and bone-building calcium, cow’s milk is a good source of vitamin B12 (important for the the brain and DNA synthesis), potassium (vital for the nervous system) and...
Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants:  Ages 0 to 6 Months

Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants: Ages 0 to 6 Months

by Dr. Mandy Penny One of the most common questions I am asked in clinic is, “How do I get my baby to sleep?” Another common question is, “When is my baby going to sleep through the night?” These are very reasonable questions! Each baby is a unique individual and...
What is a Fever?

What is a Fever?

by Dr. Katy Patrick By definition, fever is an abnormal elevation of body temperature that is part of a specific biologic response. That being said, fever should be thought of as a symptom of illness, not as a disease itself. We consider the body’s normal temperature...
Concussion in the Young Athlete

Concussion in the Young Athlete

by Dr. Jaye Myers Concussion is an acute brain injury which results in an immediate but temporary alteration in brain function. Concussion is a fairly common occurrence in youth sports. In boys’ sports, football reports the highest rate of concussions. For girls, the...