Stop Getting Ticked Off by Bug Bites

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

It’s the end of another long summer day. The kids are exhausted after playing outside most of the day and are ready for bed. As they are changing to their pajamas, you notice that one of your precious little ones has a red welt on his chest. Then you notice a couple of more and wonder what you should do. In this case, the red…

Just a Little More Sleep for Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The alarm on the teen’s phone has gone off four times already. His mother has yelled down the hallway twice for him to get up and get ready for school. Yet the teen remains in bed, trying to squeeze in a couple more minutes of shut eye. Many parents wonder what happened to that bright-eyed little child who used to be the one that woke…

Keep an Eye Out for Physical Delays in Toddlers

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The group playdate had already started at the church. The room was full of toddlers crawling, walking, and running around to various play areas. The mother put her 18-month old son down on the floor and watched him crawl off to play with the other toddlers. As she started talking with the other mothers and caregivers, the mother noticed that most of the toddlers her…

Toddlers Need Their MMR Vaccination

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The toddler is sweating with a fever and crying. She has not eaten in a couple of days and she has swollen glands on either side of her face. Her parents look on anxiously and try to get her fever down. Unfortunately the disease progresses and the little girl becomes deaf. In the 1950’s it was all too common for toddlers to contract the mumps…

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