Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) make not ring a bell but simply put, it’s a medical diagnosis arising out of selective eating. Many kids go through a picky eating phase at a young age but some never outgrow it, which is when this disorder can become a more of a reality. ARFID risk factors also interact differently from person Read More

Often times, illnesses and injuries appear without warning. Where do you go when faced with uncertainty about care? According to a study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, 48% of people who visit the emergency room are there simply because their primary care doctor was not open. In fact, most patients who seek treatment from the emergency room Read More

Loneliness, stress, isolation and agitation can all result from too much screen time. Say what? Yes, some of the behaviors and actions or lack there of exhibited by your child, that you are unsure about the cause of, can come about because your child is watching too much tv, on the computer, glued to the phone for too long or Read More

Kids have headed back to school, and we’ve heard a pesky stomach bug is going around. Let’s make sure you know how to manage the symptoms, should you or your child contract this nasty virus! This virus is highly contagious, so if you hear of cases at your child’s school or in your area, it’s time to be vigilant. Make Read More

What’s lurking in your child’s lunchbox? Time and temperature can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria in your child’s lunchbox or help keep their goodies fresh and ready to eat. Last week we talked about fighting back against germs inhabiting some of the most popular places in school, like the water fountain, but is their lunch box safe? Just Read More

The top ranked germiest place in schools? The water fountain. On average 2.7 MILLION aerobic bacteria are waiting for your child to take a cool sip of water. In this two part series, we plan to give you the run down on germs and ways to bolster up in protection and against spreading them further. Returning to school is exciting Read More

Have you or your child ever woken up with red, bloodshot, itchy and watery eyes? You may have been experiencing Conjunctivitis, better known as Pink Eye. With the school year quickly approaching, we wanted to put together some of the risk factors and treatments to help you avoid Pink Eye.  Pink eye is most common in preschool and school age Read More

Your child experiencing fever, feelings of being ill, blisters or sore throat? These otherwise common symptoms are all also attributed to Hand, Foot and Mouth disease which creates a characteristic rash on the hands and feet. HFMD is a common viral infection often caught by children 5 years of age or younger, more specifically pre-schoolers. However, it can be incurred Read More

If you live in FL, chances are you have experienced a sunburn. Not only are sunburns painful, but they also can lead to Melanoma, better known as skin cancer. Sunburn occurs when your skin is exposed to more ultraviolet rays than it can take. Each person’s genetic skin type determines their sun tolerance. The fairer your skin, the less tolerable Read More

    It’s a beautiful summer day and there are so many exciting outdoor activities to participate in, like bicycling, a trip to the park, a lake day, or how about the beach! Unfortunately, with this extreme summer heat, dehydration can occur quickly and can be extremely dangerous. So, what does dehydration look like? And, who is most likely to Read More