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Genetic testing

  • Posted on Nov 6, 2018

Thinking about ordering a genetic test that you’ve seen on tv to explore you or your child’s possible medical risks? One geneticist referred to this as “genetic astrology”. The genetic screening market is exploding and

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  • Posted on Oct 23, 2018

  Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. They don’t treat viruses. Most of the parents in our practice know that so they understand when we don’t treat colds with amoxicillin. Medical providers are paying

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Tetanus vaccine

  • Posted on Oct 4, 2018

It was the first day of class and my college professor was late. We waited, antsy and then frustrated for 10 minutes…15 minutes…20 minutes. Most of us started to pack up our back packs and

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Now this is interesting…

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2018

Chlamydia is the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease and untreated, it can lead to serious infections of the pelvic, ectopic pregnancies and infertility. And it’s on the rise. At Kids First, we’re trying to

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Two unrelated studies. Both with surprising conclusions

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2018

For some time, we’ve seen a rise in obesity. There is a number of reasons that we all can admit to- too much fast food, not enough activity…but I have 2 additional causes that have

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Childhood and Parenting

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2018

I recently heard a segment on NPR that talked about how childhood and parenting have radically changed in the past few decades. This has led to the point where far more children today struggle to

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Sibling Rivalry

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2018

I listened to a podcast and have been following this positive parenting coach online that offers a lot of cool tools and messages. Check out Wendy Snyder at www.freshstartfamily.com  How to dissolve the power struggle

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