american academy of pediatrics

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) and Conjunctivitis

The following are tips about environmental allergies in children from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Hay fever is defined as chronic or repeated cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two or develop around the same time every year. Symptoms could include itchy and runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, throat clearing and [Read more…]

Hey!! Did You Know We are Open?!

You may not know that there is a ‘controversy” ongoing about the Minute Clinic, the Little Clinic and other retail clinics in this country. Among other things, we believe that the quality of care is not optimally given and that there may be a conflict of interest between the patient’s needed care and the encouragement [Read more…]

About Sleep

Sleep is a commonly discussed issue at pediatrician appointments. It all starts with our newborns and their ability to sleep so much, yet make us exhausted with the short period of their sleep cycles. This is usually followed by several years of struggle to get them in bed and middle of the night requests, bad [Read more…]

Update on Retail

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a statement discouraging the use of retail based clinics. These are clinics located in major drug stores or grocery stores. Examples are The Minute Clinic and The Take Care Clinic. We share the opinion of the AAP and have several concerns regarding these clinics: The practitioner in [Read more…]