Ways to celebrate New Years Eve

FUN ways to celebrate New Years Eve with your kids! – Eat lucky foods: Why not serve up dishes thought to bring good fortune? Try cornbread for gold, pomegranate for prosperity, and noodles for longevity, or black-eyed peas for good luck. – Make predictions: Write everyone’s best guesses for the future year (“Sophia stars in […]

Conger’s Corner: Exercise Cure

    If you read nothing else this year, read ‘The Exercise Cure’ in the September 12 to 19th edition of Time!  It is very interesting.  We know exercise is important for your health.  We know too that people who exercise have less heart disease.  However, the benefits are more than that.  What intrigued me […]

Keeping Kids Safe over the Holidays…

With the holiday season in full swing, shopping, decorating, parties and family gatherings can take center stage making this one of the busiest times of the year for families. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also one of the busiest times of the year for emergency departments and urgent care centers. Follow these tips for keeping […]

Cost of healthcare

                                          Finally, some good news.            This year has been filled with bad news in the health care industry. Insurance premiums are going up. Families can’t find providers or specialists under their plans. The price of medicine is going up, up….up. According to an news release in CNBC, Popular Science just had an article about a […]

Screening for suicide in well exams

            Suicide hits us all hard.  Recently, we have had two teen suicides in our high schools.  Pediatricians have been hitting back at this issue and we are trying to make a difference.  One of the ways we succeed is to have routine well visits.  Starting as early as 11 […]

Press Pause

Press Pause Tis the season to be jolly, however, it tends to be the season everyone is stressed out. With all the shopping, baking, family, travel, kids school work, and work to be done we tend to activate our stress response and get stuck in overdrive. We’re all busy and we don’t pay enough attention […]


Bisphenol-A, parabens and antimicrobials are banned in products used by infants and children so everything should be ok, right? After all, these chemicals can cause hormone changes in children that can lead to health problems. Problems including developmental problems, neurological, reproductive and immune issues. Everyone has seen the ‘teethers’ that are sold for babies’ tender […]