Parents have been checking up with me about whether they really need to bring their teenager in every year for a checkup.  Let me examine that concern and provide some advice, since annual visits to a health care provider should occur more frequently than they actually do.  Think about it. Adolescents change so much year-to-year […]

Parents have been teeter-tottering over to me to ask about the safety of their neighborhood park or school playground. They want to know whether or not added precautions need to be taken. Let me swing into this one and provide a few playground safety tips. Almost 200,000 children are injured annually on playgrounds, usually after […]