How Can I Detect Seizures in My Child When I’m not there?

Can I Detect Seizures in My Child When I’m Not There?

As a pediatric epilepsy specialist, one of the most common questions I get is whether parents can detect their child’s... Read full post »
How to Have a Good Pediatrician Visit

Health Literacy and Partnering in Your Child’s Care

As a parent, you probably consider yourself a health expert when it comes to your own child. Only you know... Read full post »
Should Every Child Be Tested for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Should Every Child Be Screened?

For several years, most pediatricians have been following guidelines created by medical experts that suggest all children between the ages... Read full post »
Thanksgiving dinner

Diabetes Nutrition Tips for the Holidays

Mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie, oh my! The holiday season brings lots of carbohydrate-heavy meals and sweet treats to the... Read full post »
Should My Baby Get a Flu Shot?

Should My Baby Get a Flu Shot?

Flu season is here and flu vaccines are more readily available than ever before. You can obtain a flu shot... Read full post »
Imaginary Friends: Should You Worry?

Imaginary Friends: Should You Worry?

As a clinical psychologist, I get the occasional parent asking what is “typical ” when it comes to their child... Read full post »
How to Recognize Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Teen Heroin Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

Virtually all serious drug abuse problems begin during the teen years and, for those at risk, exposure to opiates prescribed... Read full post »
Is Medical Marijuana Right For Kids With Chronic Illness?

Is Medical Marijuana Right for Kids With Chronic Illness?

There has been a lot of talk in the media discussing legalization of marijuana and what it could mean for... Read full post »