Pediatrics

Questions to ask when choosing a backpack for your child

  • Childrens with backpacks walking

Helping your child choose a new back-to-school backpack can be a challenge. While children tend to focus on the style of a backpack, parents want one that will last and won’t put too much stress on their child’s back. Parents realize that no matter how great a backpack looks when […]

Child Well Visits – Part 2

In this podcast, Family Nurse Practitioner Mandy Price explains the importance of identifying potential health issues early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. She explains the value of the parent/provider partnership, which combines the parent’s day-to-day experience and observations with the healthcare provider’s expertise and training. This is part two in a two-part podcast. 

Child Well Visits – Part 1

In this podcast, Family Nurse Practitioner Mandy Price explains the importance of identifying potential health issues early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. She explains the value of the parent/provider partnership, which combines the parent’s day-to-day experience and observations with the healthcare provider’s expertise and training. This is part one in a two-part podcast. […]

Is My Teen Clinically Depressed?

  • Teen sitting with hand on her head looking down

Teens are famous for having moods that go up and down. When the “downs” become the norm, however, parents need to ask themselves: “Is this a normal mood swing? Or is it clinical depression?”  Symptoms of depression include: Sadness Irritability An abnormal decline in school performance Losing interest in activities […]

Treat Bedwetting with Patience

  • Child sleeping on pillow

While bedwetting can be miserably embarrassing for a child at a sleepover, it’s much more common than many people realize. Up to one in five children is still wetting the bed from time to time at age 5. By age 7, this has decreased, but bedwetting still occurs in about […]

What to do when your Teen is Depressed

  • Teen girl staring out window

Teen depression isn’t like cloudy weather, that blows over if you wait long enough. Even when counseling or medication aren’t required, the suffering your teen endures when depressed is very real and needs to be recognized.   Unfortunately, recognizing teen depression isn’t always easy, even for the most caring parents. Some teens aren’t able or willing to talk about depression […]

Mental Health Key to Managing Child Obesity

With one in five children suffering from obesity, it’s important for parents to know how much weight is too much for teens and children. It’s also important to know when a teen or child is NOT obese. To help with this, the CDC has developed an online Body Mass Index […]

Vacation Safely with Medication Safes

For many of us, vacations are a time for visiting with out-of-town friends and family. Whether staying in someone else’s home or having them stay in ours, it’s easy to forget medication safety. Drugs that might be locked away at home may only be stuffed in a purse or suitcase […]