January, February and March are peak months for influenza. Your best protection against the virus is getting a flu shot. The vaccine cannot give you the flu, but it also doesn't guarantee that you won't get the virus if you're immunized. What the vaccine is designed to do is to protect you from dying from the flu—much like wearing a seatbelt.
Measles can be a dangerous illness. There's no treatment for it, so taking steps to prevent it is key. Dr. Pilar Bradshaw with Eugene Pediatric Associates offers tips on protecting your kids.
It's not uncommon for babies to cry for long periods of time. Sometimes, the reason for the crying is obvious, other times it's simply because they are having difficulty adapting from the womb to their new environment. And sometimes, crying is due to a medical issue. Dr. Pilar Bradshaw offers advice for parents of crying infants.
Runs with Ross, a weekly fitness activity for families sponsored by Eugene Pediatric Associates, was born out of Dr. Ross Newman's love for running, which started when he was in middle school. As a father of four, he recognizes the importance of being active with his children. As a pediatrician, he also knows that regular exercise helps reduce pediatric obesity and dangerous illnesses like type 2 diabetes.
Discipline is important; it's how parents teach children right from wrong. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says there are healthier ways for parents to discipline kids that teach children responsibility and self-control, such as using positive reinforcement, setting limits and making future expectations clear.
The holidays can be a stressful time for families—parents and kids alike. Dr. Pilar Bradshaw offers tips on calming the chaos and focusing on the most important parts of the season.