When is it Normal to Start Puberty?

2019-08-28T09:14:55+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Health, Kids|

Finding underarm hair on your third grader can be confusing, and parents often don’t have answers when their thirteen your old asks when they should start puberty. While there are age parameters of when children should be starting puberty, most parents are surprised to find out that the earliest and latest ages to begin pubescence is younger and older than most assume. What’s Normal? For [...]

3 Signs of Celiac Disease in Children

2019-09-09T03:11:28+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Health, Wellness|

Going gluten-free isn’t a trendy diet for everyone. Gluten allergies are real and another name for them is celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affects 1% of the population. For children specifically, 1 in 130 will be diagnosed with celiac disease. When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, they can damage their small intestine. But how can parents know if their child has a gluten allergy? [...]

Teenagers and Juul—What You Need to Know

2019-09-09T03:10:01+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Health, Technology, Wellness|

While cigarette smoking for teenagers is at an all-time low, a new and addictive trend is skyrocketing with the youth—Juul. But what is Juul? Is it harmful? And why are middle and high schoolers so attracted to this form of e-cigarette? What is Juul? Juuls are e-cigarettes that use nicotine salts from leaf tobacco. Unlike other bulky vape pens, they come in very small, colorful [...]

What Immunizations do Arizona Schools Require?

2019-09-09T03:13:00+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Health, Kids, Shots, Wellness|

An immunization is the process of making a person resistant to an infectious disease. Immunizations are done to keep the general public safe and healthy. They are especially important in school settings as children are in close proximity of one another for 8 hours a day. Small children, especially, are susceptible to illnesses and infections because their immune systems do not fully develop until they [...]

Cold and Flu Season: Does Your Child Have the Flu or the Cold?

2019-09-09T03:45:19+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Health, Wellness|

It’s not often easy to tell a common cold from the flu in children. Here are a few tips to help you find out what you’re dealing with. Symptoms Both the flu and the cold are respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They are contagious. However, they aren’t the same. Colds may often last for about seven to ten days while a flu may last for [...]

Drug-Free, Alternative Treatments for Allergies that Work!

2019-09-09T03:19:01+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Health, Kids, Wellness|

When your child is suffering from allergies, it can be difficult to find solutions that don’t involve the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs. When you’re searching for answers to helping your child cope with either season, dietary, or other types of allergies, consider these drug-free options: Saline Rinses and Sprays Rinsing the nostrils is one of the best ways to prevent the problems that [...]

Treating Fever in Children Safely

2019-09-09T03:23:25+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Baby Care, Blog, Doctor Visits, Emergency, Health|

While it may not always be medically necessary to bring a fever down, your child may be very uncomfortable until you do so. Here’s what measures you can take to safely bring down a fever. Relax Not every fever is a sign of a serious issue. Often, fevers are just your child’s immune system fighting off an infection. Panicking may overwhelm your child and make [...]

Doc’s Secret: 5 Foods That Boost Your Child’s Immune System

2018-10-12T08:14:45+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Health|

Smart food choices can boost your child’s immune system. Here’s a list of items you’ll want to start adding to your kid’s daily diet. If you want to know more about the foods on this list, don’t forget to make an appointment with your child’s pediatric doctors in Phoenix. Yogurt The probiotics in yogurt improve the way your child’s body uses food. They also help [...]

It’s Not the Common Cold, but it’s More Common Than You Think!

2018-10-12T08:12:51+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog, Doctor Visits, Health, Shots|

It’s quite easy to chalk up your child’s illness to the common cold. However, not every cough and stuffy nose indicate a cold. Here are signs you’re dealing with more than the common cold. Allergies If your child’s cold disappears once they step out the house, they might be allergic to something in your home. You may have mold in your walls or layers of [...]