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What Does it Mean if My Kid Has a Dry Cough?

January 21, 2022 • Our Blog • General Health
What Does it Mean if My Kid Has a Dry Cough?

Worried about your child’s dry cough? Learn what is likely causing it so you know how to treat it. Your child’s cough could signal a serious illness — or it could be as harmless as your child just clearing their throat. Most coughs resolve on their own, but if a cough continues for two weeks or more, it’s time to visit your pediatrician to determine the cause and course of treatment. Coughs are separated into wet coughs, which produce phlegm or mucus, and dry coughs, which do not. A persistent cough of any type should be evaluated along with any other symptoms accompanying it to understand the underlyin...

Kids and COVID-19 Vaccinations: Preparing for Winter Season

January 3, 2022 • Our Blog • General Health
Kids and COVID-19 Vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 5 and older. It’s especially important as kids and teenagers can get very sick from COVID-19 and even experience long-term health complications. As we head into winter and peak flu season, it’s especially important to stay protected against the coronavirus. That’s why parents should get their kids vaccinated as soon as possible and protect them (and many others) from COVID-19. The Benefits of Vaccinating Your Child When children are vaccinated, they are less likely to get and transmit the coronavirus. Vaccinated kids also help protect any at-risk adults they interact with, including immunocompromised or older a...

Should I Be Worried About My Kid Stuttering?

December 20, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Should I Be Worried About My Kid Stuttering?

Parents should expect some irregular speech patterns as their child learns to talk, but stuttering is a little different. Here’s what you need to know. As toddlers and preschoolers become more comfortable with speaking, they may also begin stuttering over their words. Fortunately, approximately 75% of children who show signs of stuttering will eventually outgrow the behavior. Despite this, stuttering still raises concerns for parents. How do you know when these disfluencies are a normal part of development and when to be more concerned? We break it down for you belo...

Can My Kid Take Melatonin for Sleep?

December 6, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
Can My Kid Take Melatonin for Sleep?

Is melatonin the answer to your nightly bedtime battles with your child? Learn the facts here first. Bedtime might just be one of the most common argument topics between a parent and a child. But sleep is not only about getting rest. Too little of it can interfere with a child’s ability to learn, which could lead to behavior issues, such as irritability and depression. Lack of sleep is also associated with physical ailments, including weight gain and high blood pressure. As such, making sure your child gets their slumber is vital for both their physical and mental well-bein...

Five Milk Alternatives For Your Kid That Won’t — or Can’t — Drink Milk

November 22, 2021 • Our Blog • AllergiesGeneral Health
Five Milk Alternatives For Your Kid That Won’t — or Can’t — Drink Milk

For children, cow’s milk may be a superfood. But it may not be right for all kids. Learn about the alternatives to regular milk. At about age one, your baby will start to be weaned off breast milk or formula in favor of cow’s milk. But that presents parents with a tough decision: Is cow’s milk the only alternative for my child? Although cow’s milk is packed with the nutrients such as protein, calcium, and vitamin D a growing child requires, it may not be the best choice for every child. Children who have an allergic reaction to milk or lactose intolerance may need to eliminate milk from the...