One Tooth at a Time: Tips for Healthy Teeth in Kids

As adults, we have years of experience of dental care and have all been told off by our dentists at some point. Sharing this experience with our kids can help them develop excellent dental hygiene at an early stage and get accustomed to looking after their own teeth. But, it is sometimes hard to know […]

4 Top Tips on How to Take Care of a Newborn Baby

The birth of a child is one of the best experiences we can enjoy during our lives, but it is also an experience that brings a wide variety of emotions. During pregnancy, the anticipation can produce a mixture of excitement and anxiety as the date draws nearer, with parents praying for a safe delivery. Once […]

Common Childhood Illnesses During This Time of Year

This time of the year is one of the best times of the year for families as there are many holidays to enjoy together. However, it is also the time of year that germs and viruses love as well, which can lead to several childhood illnesses becoming more prevalent in the community. In most cases, […]

What Happens During a Sports Physical for Children?

Millions of young children play sports in the United States at least once in their lives, if not for many years. With participation in organized sports inevitably comes the sports physical exam, which can be done by any pediatrician group, to ensure each child is healthy enough to participate. If your child needs a sports […]

5 Allergies to Watch Out for in Kids

It’s an unfortunate fact that allergies among children are on the rise. The CDC found a 50% increase in food allergies among children between 1997 and 2011. While food allergies are the most common cause of severe allergic reactions in kids, they are by no means the only type of allergy that can be experienced. […]

Safe Screen Time for Kids?

For years I’ve been telling parents the advice we pediatricians were taught about screen time. No screens until age 2 and no more than 2 hours of screen time per day. We’ve all heard this advice, but is this realistic in today’s technological age? According to CNN Parents, more than 30% of kids are using […]

Flu Season is Coming!

Flu season is upon us again! Or at least flu vaccination season is here. Hopefully flu will hold off for a little while. Recommendations this year are not too different from in the past, but here are some important points for the 2015-2016 flu season. The vaccination composition has changed from last year. Vaccine effectiveness […]

Eating Right for Nursing Moms

I was asked recently about fish oil supplementation and vitamins during lactation and thought this might be an area of interest for other nursing moms. There are actually several nutrient needs that are increased in lactating women. One obvious one is increased calories. You need extra daily calories to make breast milk based on the […]

Reading to your child is important. Now there’s proof!

Good news for parents! We’ve all heard that you should read to your kids.  As a pediatrician and a mother, I have always recommended it. Now there’s medical evidence that reading with your preschooler actually helps their brain to prepare for better reading skills later in life. Dr. John Hutton studied 19 preschoolers aged 3-5 […]

As Measles Return, a Lone Tree Pediatrician Urges Getting Immunized

In the opening days of 2015, seven states—all in the western half of the country—reported an outbreak of measles. Authorities believed it stemmed from the recent outbreak in Disneyland, putting California at the heart of the outbreak itself. Colorado is one of the seven affected states, although with only one case to date.