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Your Child’s Vision – The Importance of Vision Screenings

  The main reason for vision screening in young children is to detect serious eye disease such as cataracts, retinoblastoma, glaucoma, etc. and to identify children at risk of developing amblyopia. What is amblyopia? The term amblyopia comes from the Greek words “amblys” meaning dull,

Could My Child Have High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is something you know may affect you as an adult, but did you know that it can also affect children? Childhood hypertension (high blood pressure) is now one of the most common health concerns in children and adolescents. Being that there are

Get Moving!

You walk in the house after a long day at work. Johnny is sitting in the family room playing video games and Jennie is lying on her bed texting friends and watching TV. You know your family needs to be more active. You know too

Protecting Your Child’s Heart

You can help your child now to develop healthy behavior patterns that will prevent heart disease as an adult. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among adults in North America but studies show that starting heart-healthy habits in childhood can dramatically decrease the

Hack, Sniffle, Cough. Welcome to Cough and Cold Season

As the cold and flu season approaches a common presenting complaint is for cough and congestion. The vast majority of coughs are simply the effects of a viral illness and represent the body clearing and protecting the lungs and upper airways. In fact, in the

No FluMist For This Flu Season

The flu season is fast approaching. Though it seems as though last year’s flu season just ended, the time to start vaccinating against the flu for this winter is already upon us. With this, however, there comes a change for the 2016-2017 Flu vaccine recommendations.

Preventing Heat Stroke

Summer is just around the corner, and with the promise of summer break approaching, you may find that you are planning more outdoor activities for you and your family. The goal of this week’s blog is to discuss the importance of preventing heat stress in

Influenza Q&A

by Miguel Knochel, MD A short Q&A about Influenza: Q. “Why do doctors give flu vaccine?” A. So that less people die. We give influenza vaccine to all people over 6 months old to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations, and death.  Did you know that the flu shot

When Should my Child be Immunized?

The first few years of a child’s life are filled with so many firsts: their first cry, their first words, their first steps. Part of ensuring that your child grows and develops in the healthiest way possible during those early years is making regular visits