What should you look for in a pediatrician? We've pulled together questions for the office staff and doctor to help you narrow down your choices and find a pediatrician who meshes with your schedule and your needs.
As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on pediatrics!
These tests are intended to detect inborn disorders that could result in early mortality or lifelong disability. Generally, most states only test for selected disorders and not all states do the same screening tests. It is important to be informed about any and all tests that are available for your baby.
I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.
Babies don't get plagiocephaly from being put on their backs to sleep but from spending extended periods lying on their backs, particularly if they always tend to lie looking to one side. This can occur because:
They don't call it a waiting room for nothing. When I walk into my pediatrician's office -- two sick kids in tow -- I shiver, knowing the endurance test that awaits. The room, lined on all sides by irritable-looking adults and hordes of (literally) snot-nosed children..
Health Savings Accounts are gaining in popularity as employers find that patients are attracted to the lower premiums associated with HDHPs, and the self-employed or uninsured are finding the HDHP / HSA combination to be the most affordable health coverage option out there. For families, are HSAs a good idea?
The average American today eats over 150 pounds per year of refined sugars -- compared to zero pounds during most of human history. High consumption of sugar (and the elevated levels of insulin that come with it) is associated with Type II diabetes, weight gain and other health complications.
For effective intervention and rehabilitation to occur, infants should be tested in the newborn nursery or they may never be tested until specific symptoms of hearing loss are observed by parents or care takers.