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Signs Your Teen Is Abusing Adderall

November 21st, 2017|ADHD & ADD, Blog|

For teens who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Adderall provides the stimulation needed to help them stay focused, achieve academic success, and regulate their behavior. But like any prescription drug, Adderall can be misused. Today we’ll discuss how Adderall can be abused, as well as the signs to look for if you think your child might [...]

When & How to Choose a Pediatrician for Your Newborn

November 7th, 2017|Blog, Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Babies visit the doctor a lot in the first year of life, which is why it’s so important to find a pediatrician you like and trust. Read our advice on choosing a pediatrician for your newborn below. When Do You Choose a Pediatrician? You’ll want to select a pediatrician for your baby before you deliver. The [...]

How to Assemble a First Aid Kit for Youth Sports

September 7th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Youth sports have many benefits for children of all ages. Motor skills, social skills, and discipline are all developed when playing a team sport. Plus, it’s one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise. As with all physical activity, there are some risks involved which is why we recommend you always have a [...]

Appendicitis or Tummy Ache: How to Tell the Difference

September 1st, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Children often complain about tummy aches for a wide variety of reasons, from mild sickness to nervousness about going back to school. In case their stomach pain does have a more serious cause, it’s important to know when it’s time to take them to the pediatrician. Continue reading for warning signs of appendicitis in children, so [...]

Should Fidget Spinners Be Banned in Schools?

August 28th, 2017|ADHD & ADD, Blog|

The popularity of fidget spinners has skyrocketed over the last few months and many schools have made the decision to ban them for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. In this blog, we’ll discuss, what fidget spinners are, if they can help, and what to do if they’ve been banned at your child’s school. What are fidget [...]

A Parent’s Guide To Social Media Safety for Teens & Pre-teens

July 19th, 2017|Parenting|

Unlike any generation before, today’s teens and pre-teens are hyper-connected. A recent publication from Common Sense Media, a non-profit focused on helping parents and teens navigate media and technology, has reported that teens are spending an average of 9 hours each day consuming media. No matter where they are, with a smartphone in their pocket, teens [...]

The Dangers of Trampoline Parks

July 10th, 2017|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Trampoline parks have been growing in popularity and more than 500 of these amusement facilities currently exist in North America. In fact, one of these trampoline parks opened two years ago in nearby Salem, Oregon. Many parents are aware of the dangers of home trampolines, but falsely assume trampoline parks have additional safety features to make [...]

New CDC Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine

July 5th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Vaccinations are an important part of protecting your children from all kinds of diseases from Chickenpox to Tuberculosis. Most vaccines are given in the first year of life, but some, require booster shots in later years and others, like the HPV vaccine, aren’t recommended until later in adolescence. In this blog, we’ll cover the HPV vaccine [...]