With summer here, I find myself getting grilled by families about safety precautions they should be taking when they barbecue outside. Well, I don’t want any backyard fireworks to occur, so let me provide some information on this topic. Keep distance between your child and the grill First, keep your children away from a grill […]

Parents of teenagers have been asking me when the best time to transition their teen from a pediatrician to an adult physician is. Well, if they have been seeing a family physician, this shouldn’t be an issue since a family physician cares for children and adults. However, if they have been going to a pediatrician, […]

Last month, I shared what mothers were telling me they wanted for Mother’s Day and this month, it’s dad’s turn. So, let me start off by sharing what dads really want for Father’s Day—no, not a funny t-shirt or necktie, but gifts that cost very little but are essentially priceless! Activities as a gift First, […]

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a lifelong impact on our health and wellbeing. Consider this: People with positive childhood experiences live 20 more years on average than those with negative experiences. That’s quite an impact. And there’s more. The landmark Kaiser ACE Study — ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experience —shows links between […]

Child Abuse Month Since this month is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, I thought it wouldn’t be abusive to share some information about this most important concerning problem that still exists in our communities. Child abuse occurs when a parent or other adult causes serious physical, sexual or emotional harm to a child or neglects […]