When December rolls around each year, Dr. Pilar Bradshaw and the providers at Eugene Pediatric Associates can count on one thing: lots of sick kids. “Often, children get sick at school and then bring home the bugs to their families. That’s especially worrisome if you have a young baby in your house,” Dr. Bradshaw says.
Traveling during the holidays with small children can present unique challenges. The key to smoothing any bumps in the road (or air) is to be prepared. According to AAA, 55-million people are expected to travel over Thanksgiving weekend. When visiting friends and family, planning ahead and taking a few extra precautions can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
Federal authorities are urging parents and others who care for infants to stop using all inclined sleepers — even models that have not been recalled — because of the risk of accidental suffocation. Citing findings from a new study, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the sleepers have now been linked to more than 70 deaths.
Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children. That’s why it’s so important for kids to be strapped into an appropriate car seat for their height and weight, and that the seat is properly installed in your vehicle.
During cold and flu season, kids are more likely to be exposed to germs that cause illness. When should sick children be kept home, and when is it OK to send them to school? “We want children to go to school, so that they are learning and they’re with their peers. However, there are times when kids should really stay home from daycare and school,” says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw.
As a father, Dr. David Dorsa understands how important it is to have a good relationship with your children's physician. He chose pediatrics as his specialty because of the long-term connections he makes with his patients. "The relationship between a family and their pediatrician is a special one in medicine," he says. "Parents should feel like their pediatrician is almost a part of their family—someone who [...]