Type 2 Diabetes is on the Rise in Kids. Are Yours at Risk?

Although Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults, pediatricians are seeing more cases of the chronic condition in children. “These days, we are seeing a slow but steady increase in the incidence of Type 2, or insulin-resistant, diabetes in children due to the prevalence of overweight and obese children in this country,” said Dr. [Continue Reading]

Why more moms are opting to delay cord clamping at birth

For years, obstetricians and mothers alike have noticed that babies born too early were gaining significant health benefits when they waited for a minute or two to cut the umbilical cord. But a bevy of research in recent years found that delayed cord clamping has lasting benefits for healthy infants too, prompting the American College [Continue Reading]

Too Many Kids Are Injured by Falling Furniture: Tips to Keep Yours Safe

By Alfred Martinez, M.D. A horrifying video of twin toddlers being pinned under a toppled dresser was widely circulated last week.  Unfortunately, child injury and death from furniture-related accidents is more common than most people realize. Approximately 13,000 pediatric emergency room visits per year are a result of falling furniture.  Additionally, according to the Consumer Product [Continue Reading]

Top Ten List: 2016’s Most Heartwarming, Impactful Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the blog posts that resonated most with readers. 2016 was a year of overcoming obstacles, educating the public about serious health issues and honoring those who have made an impact on the lives of others.  Here’s a chance to read the top ten [Continue Reading]

A Renewed Celebration of Life This Holiday Season

Dominic Larkin was only 18 months old when he followed the family dog out the back door and fell into the family’s hot tub.  What transpired in the days, weeks and months following the accident has the Larkin family celebrating the gift of life this holiday season.

Don’t Let “Illness Grinch” Spoil Your Holiday Fun: Help is a Phone Call Away.

It’s the holiday season. You’ve planned. You made a list and checked it twice. The decorations are up; the shopping is done; the table is set and relatives are en route. The fun starts, then the unexpected happens – a sick child, a faint relative or even you fall ill. What to do? Emergency center [Continue Reading]