The U.S.’s Recent Measles Outbreak

2019-05-22T13:12:02+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Shots, Wellness|

2019 has seen the highest number of measles cases since 2000, when the viral infection was declared eliminated from the US. As of May 17, 2019, there have been a reported 880 measles cases in 24 states. What Happened? In December of 2018, a measles case was identified in Washington—the first case in 18 years. By March 18th, 2019, 72 measles cases were confirmed in [...]

3 Signs of Celiac Disease in Children

2019-05-16T14:32:17+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

2019-04-29T11:23:20+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 [...]

Medicine for Constipation – Top 5 Things You Need To Know

2019-03-13T20:44:07+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Baby Care, Wellness|

When it comes to potty training, children easily learn how to pee in the potty. But it's an entirely different story when it comes to poop. Some kids really hate the idea of pooping in the potty that they hold it in for as long as they could, which usually results in constipation. Constipation is no fun at all, especially in children. Is My Child [...]

Vitamins for Promoting the Immune System

2019-03-13T20:17:46+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Wellness|

As a parent, you want to give only the best to your child and that includes their health. Young children are more susceptible to infections and diseases because their immune system is not yet fully developed. The best way you can protect them is by having them immunized and not to miss any of the recommended immunizations for them. Importance of Immunization Children die every [...]

Wearing Sunscreen…in the Spring?

2019-02-21T10:20:49+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Wellness|

March has arrived, meaning local Arizona residents are looking forward to 70-80 degree weather. Spring doesn’t last long in Arizona, so locals will often cherish every moment of this short season before the inevitable heat waves come in. Family reunions, picnics, hiking—residents will take every chance to spend some time outside this month. And they’ll wrongly assume that because it’s not summer yet, they don’t [...]

Flu Shots are Recommended for All Patients 6-Months of Age and Older

2019-02-05T16:24:33+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Shots, Wellness|

A little sniffle here. A little above temperature there. Sure, this happens to children and adult alike. Unfortunately, fever in children or just the common cold may turn out to be something more. The flu has been a cause of deaths to many. Fortunately, this is very preventable through vaccinations. It’s recommended that parents have their kids as young as six months get the shot. [...]

3 Home Remedies for the Flu

2019-02-04T08:56:00+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Wellness|

It’s flu season, which is why it’s important that you and your family should get your flu shots. However, if the flu has already hit you or your loved ones, here are 3 home remedies to fight it off. Fluids Drinking fluids when you have the flu is recommended for multiple reasons. A common symptom associated with the flu with dehydration, especially if you’re vomiting [...]

What Immunizations do Arizona Schools Require?

2019-01-24T10:47:41+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 [...]