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Power Struggles – Final Step – Communication is Key!

  • Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Ask yourself during times of power-struggle: “What could my child be trying to communicate with me?” Have positive self-talk! There are 4 primary methodologies of Communication Commands vs. Questions –  Kid’s respond a lot better to

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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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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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It’s an Epidemic!

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2018

The FDA is considering banning flavored e-cigs due to concerns that a huge amount of teenagers are using these nicotine devices. The result, as you would predict, will be more and more teenagers becoming addicted

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Teens with cell phones

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2018

Some statistics that we need to pay attention to… 70% of teenagers age 13-17 will check/use their cell phone multiple times a day. 57% report that it distracts them from homework. 54% report that it

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