By Karma M. Cinnante, DO, FAAP / Pediatrics According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3,500 babies in the U.S. are lost each year due to sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following safe […]
Presently, data shows that children, adolescents and young adults with well-managed endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, are not at increased risk of getting infected or becoming severely ill with the coronavirus. However, poorly controlled diabetes can weaken their immunity and thereby increase the risk of getting infected. There are some indications that otherwise healthy, but […]
We’re getting asked by many parents if, during this pandemic, they should bring their children in for vaccinations and scheduled well visits. In general, the answer is yes. Getting those early immunizations in for babies and toddlers has important benefits. It helps to protect them from infections, such as pneumococcus and pertussis that can be […]
Lazy eye (amblyopia) is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal visual development early in life. When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye. The weaker, or lazy, eye often wanders inward or outward. Amblyopia generally develops from birth up to age 7 years. […]
By Matthew M. Dugan, MD | Pediatrics In childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers. Inflammation leads to swelling and production of mucus. Triggers vary from child to child but generally include: Viral infections such as the common cold Exposure to air pollutants, such as tobacco smoke Allergies to […]
By Sofia Shapiro, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology Even though type 1 diabetes mellitus remains the main type of diabetes in children and adolescents, over the past two decades, we have seen a gradually increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes. Still, type 2 is quite rare—what is more alarming is the skyrocketing rates of obesity we […]
By Allison J. Nied, MD FAAP | Pediatrics As a teenager enters the exam room for their yearly checkup at their doctor’s office, chances are his or her physician will ask if they are familiar with the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus, most commonly known as HPV. Over the years, there has been a rise […]
By Danielle Cigliano, DO FAAP | Pediatrics According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated six to 12 million lice infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children three to 11 years of age. Head lice or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that is spread by close person-to-person […]
By Anu Vatsan, MD | Pediatrics With the start of the new school year just around the corner, now is a great time to start preparing your family to make the transition back to school smooth and easy.
By John T. Rafalli, MD FACP | Infectious Disease Diagnosis and management of tickborne diseases can be very complex and anxiety provoking. Unlike other problems patients have to solve, the internet search results may yield overwhelming amounts of conflicting information. Further, doctors may not even agree with one another on diagnosis and management of the same […]
By Amy Amin Patil, MD | Pediatrics When it comes to preventing illness, vaccines stand at the forefront of our ability to protect patients from diseases. In terms of protecting children, starting in the year 2000 with the addition of pediatric pneumococcal vaccines, our ability to protect young patients from serious and potentially life-threatening infections was […]
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By Jill I. Ratner | Pediatrics Baby, teen, or somewhere in-between – it doesn’t matter. Your child has an upcoming wellness visit to the pediatrician’s office and can expect another vaccination – or two or three.
By Elliot B. Barsh, MD | Pediatrics “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
By Jill Brodsky, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology Is your teen is sleeping a lot? Isn’t that what all teens do? Maybe, but excessive fatigue and lack of energy is just one of many symptoms that may indicate a thyroid disorder – which affects an estimated 2% to 3% of teenagers.
Vaccinations are shots that impact the world, because they save lives globally. They protect your child against serious and often deadly diseases, and protect everybody else with whom your child comes in contact.
By Jill I. Ratner, MD | Pediatrics Karen left work late to pick up her 3-year-old son, Billy, from day care. A staffer there had called Karen in the afternoon to let her know Billy was experiencing some upper respiratory distress, seemed cranky, kept rubbing his ears, might even have a slight fever. She measured Billy’s […]
By Valerie Sprenz, MD FAAP | Pediatrics “Everything in moderation” has been ascribed to many authors, but it stems back from ancient times. You can argue with it on some levels, (for example, I would argue that one should NEVER use heroin or crystal meth), but I think that it is applicable towards screen time.
By Traci Toll-Griffin, MD | Pediatrics Does your child love running or playing basketball? Do they enjoy soccer, football, or lacrosse? If your child plays any of these sports, there’s a chance that they will eventually complain of heel or knee pain. Between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, children go through a major […]
Mount Kisco—New York—May 3, 2017—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of six new physicians in internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology. “Our CareMount Medical team is growing to fulfill our commitment to provide the highest standard of quality in health care, […]
By Amy Amin Patil, MD | Pediatrics Dental decay is the most common chronic medical condition in children across the United States. It is estimated that nearly 25% of children younger than 5 years old have caries, also known as cavities. As primary care providers, pediatricians help play a vital role in preventive oral health. As […]
By Howard Hinestroza, MD MSc | Pediatrics With some of the mildest temperatures on record, this has been an atypical winter. We can thank global warming for that. Yet the season is not over yet. Many of us are still coming down with the common cold. Why do we fall victims to respiratory infections like […]
By Jaime Tsay, MD | Pediatric Endocrinology A child’s growth is one of the most important aspects of childhood that is regularly tracked. It is a reflection of overall health and nutritional status, and poor growth can be an indicator of an underlying medical problem. A child whose height percentiles have decreased over time or […]
By Deborah M. Mollo, MD FAAP | Pediatrics Self-image issues surrounding weight are extremely prevalent, regardless of age. However, young teens are especially impressionable, and thus, more likely to develop eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa. If a teen develops a poor self-image early in life and/or fosters a bad attitude toward eating […]
By Sophia Shapiro, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology & Jaime Tsay, MD | Pediatric Endocrinology Childhood obesity has become one of the biggest health problems in the United States. This, in turn, has led to increases in obesity-related complications. As a result, it is so important to recognize childhood obesity early and treat it before these […]
By David J. Resnick, MD FAAAAI | Allergy & Immunology Food allergies have become more prevalent over the past 15 years. Previously, only 3% of children and 1% of adults were thought to have food allergies. However, new information indicates that 6-8% of children and 3% of adults now have food allergies. Food allergies can […]
By Allison J. Nied, MD, FAAP | Pediatrics What You Need to Know about Measles In light of the recent outbreaks in the United States, measles has become a hot topic of conversation. There are heated debates between parents of children vulnerable to this extremely contagious infectious disease and those who choose not to vaccinate. […]
By Sofia Shapiro, MD FAAP | Pediatric Endocrinology & Jaime Tsay, MD | Pediatric Endocrinology Childhood obesity has become one of the biggest health problems in the United States. This, in turn, has led to increases in obesity-related complications. As a result, it is so important to recognize childhood obesity early and treat it before […]