Category Archives: Pediatrics

Does My Child Need the Flu Shot?

When parents ask me if their children need the flu shot, my answer is almost always “yes.” Influenza, or the flu, is dangerous for children. In fact, the flu is more dangerous for children than the common cold. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Dangers […]



Friends Don’t Let Friends Take the Cinnamon Challenge

If you haven’t heard of the Cinnamon Challenge yet, it is a viral Internet challenge that requires participants to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. The challenge is extremely difficult and carries substantial health risks. Although the spice is harmless and potentially even healthful in small amounts, it […]



Full-Term Pregnancy Benefits Mom and Baby

With today’s fast-paced culture, hospitals are seeing more and more moms who are inducing labor before they are full-term. Some say this issue could be due to lack of knowledge, because studies show only 25 percent of expecting parents know a full-term pregnancy is at least 39 weeks. A full-term pregnancy offers many benefits to […]