- Summer is here and it’s time to go swimming (6/23/2017) - Summer is here and it’s time to go swimming. Recently there have been multiple news reports of children dying days to weeks after swimming with seemingly no symptoms and their death is attributed to “dry drowning”. Unfortunately most of these reports contain significant amounts of misinformation and have caused unnecessary concern and confusion. In order ... Read More!
- Ticks and Lyme: What you need to know for your kids (6/8/2017) - Ticks and Lyme: What you need to know for your kids By: Jennifer Shaer, M.D., Eric Levene, M.D., Kerry Fierstein, M.D. There has been a lot in the news recently about ticks and tick-borne infections, particularly Lyme disease. The CDC has warned that this summer ticks will be at an all time high. So what can ... Read More!
- 13 Ways to Combat Teen Depression (5/15/2017) - The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a book of the same title, has brought the topic of teen suicide front and center. You may not know about the show, but your teen likely does. While many parents, educators and health professionals have concerns about the show’s graphic nature and portrayal of suicide, teenage ... Read More!
- The Vaccine Imperative (5/15/2017) - This week’s story of a boy on Long Island with bacterial meningitis who required ICU care brought out raw emotions in all of us. We can’t help but empathize with the family, and think “what if this was my child?” The important take-away message is that certain infections are very serious and prevention is the best ... Read More!