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All About Hypothyroidism

By: Joshua Tarkoff, MD on January 19, 2022

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Since hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid gland medical condition in children and impacts one out of every 1,250 kids in the United States, that makes it a perfect time to raise awareness about hypothyroidism. Dr. Joshua Tarkoff, pediatric endocrinologist, informs parents what they should be on the lookout for. 

Putting a Stop to Teen Smoking

By: Vanessa Molina Santamaria on January 19, 2022

Parents, teachers and pediatricians often faced the challenge of encouraging teens to avoid smoking cigarettes — or helping them quit if they started smoking. Now that challenge has taken a different form, as e-cigarette use, or vaping, has become the growing trend among today’s teenagers. 

National Stalking Awareness Month: Awareness and Prevention

By: Becky Salgado on January 17, 2022

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and we are sharing tips, information, and resources to assist anyone who may be a victim. While any sort of unwelcome communication or interaction is unpleasant, it’s important to know the seriousness of stalking and the safety measures that can be taken to protect oneself.

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Table

By: Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN on December 10, 2021

Hosting a holiday at home does not come without challenges, but the good news is that you can navigate the holidays beautifully and help create memories for years to come with a good plan and strategy. This is why we have created a list of things that can help you navigate the holidays with the confidence of a worry-free table.

Five Indoor Holiday Activities To Do With Your Family

By: Zoe Costa on December 07, 2021

Engaging in holiday activities can create memories that your children will remember forever! The holidays are a great reminder of what is important, and for me, that is family. With the hustle of everyday activities, we tend to rush through the day without taking the time to be present. Here are some great activities you can do from home with your family and kids.

Participate in Safe Toys and Gifts Month This Holiday Season

By: Bella Behar on November 29, 2021

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. During the biggest gift-giving month of the year, it is important to be cautious when buying presents for your little ones. 

With Rising Rates of Diabetes, National Diabetes Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever

By: Adriana Carrillo-Iregui on November 22, 2021

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which provides us an opportunity to share information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This year, diabetes awareness is more important than ever, because diabetes rates are rising among children and adolescents. Dr. Adriana Carrillo-Iregui, pediatric endocrinologist, shares the reason for the increase in pediatric diabetes and how parents can help to prevent it.

Raising Stuttering Awareness

By: Nicole Gondar Hernandez on October 13, 2021

Stuttering occurs as children learn many languages and sort through how to pronounce different words. While about 75 percent of kids recover from developmental stuttering early on, some may need additional treatment as they age. Nicole Gondar Hernandez, speech-language pathologist, shares some important information to help spotlight this communication disorder.

Preparing for Flu Season

By: Vanessa Molina Santamaria on October 13, 2021

With flu season already here and our kids back in school, there are a few small steps you can take to keep everyone in your family healthy this year. Learn more about the 2021-22 flu season and how the flu vaccines are quadrivalent to protect against each of these unique strains of the virus.

National Bulling Prevention Month: How to Help Children Who Are Being Bullied

By: Jackeline Sanchez on October 13, 2021

Bullying has become a widespread public health crisis. In commemoration of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Dr. Jackeline Sanchez wanted to discuss the importance of this issue and how parents and other adults can help a child being bullied, either in person or virtually.

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