RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold

RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold

By: Andrea Jones, MD, FAAP Almost all children get RSV at least once before they are 2 years old. For most healthy children, RSV is like a cold. But, some children get very sick with RSV. What is RSV? RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the many viruses...
New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year.  And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating!  However, all too often, New Year’s Eve festivities involve excess alcohol.  Just like driving and drinking do not mix, shooting consumer...
How to Give a Time-Out

How to Give a Time-Out

Giving a child a time-out can be a useful tool to help them cool down and learn good behavior. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The basics of a time-out—by the numbers: 1.      Warn your child first, “If you don’t stop,...
How parents’ screen time impacts kids

How parents’ screen time impacts kids

Kids are growing up in an increasingly digital world, with infants as young as 4 months being exposed to technology — but that isn’t just when the child is looking at a screen. As a pediatrician and a mom of teens, I encourage parents to be aware of their own use of...
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