By Dr. Bhumi Upadhyay, Northeast Pediatrics It’s summer! The sun is shining and children are enjoying the outdoors. They are getting fresh air and exercise, instead of being glued to the television, computer or video games. However, being in the sun can be dangerous. Summertime brings the most intense and longest hours of sun exposure.
By Dr. Mark A. Sibley Eye injuries are among the most common threats to a child’s vision. Most eye injuries happen during sports or recreational activities, and 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented. It is important for parents and children to become aware of the dangers and to take these necessary precautions:
By Heather Idoni My husband is a gifted artist who never had formal training or even a single art class. He is known locally for his magnificent large-scale reproductions of works by Renoir, Monet, John Singer Sargent, and Gustave Caillebotte. For him, painting has been a relaxing hobby for more than thirty years. One of
10 Reasons To Get Contact Lenses By: Dr. Alisha Johnson How many of you wearing glasses experience common annoyances of them sliding down your nose when you’re sweating? How about your lenses fogging up when going from outside to inside, or the limited side vision, and that constant loose screw or broken frame? You will
By Mary Hood, Ph.D. At workshops, many people ask me questions concerning the development of writing skills. Often, when I dig a little deeper, I am surprised to discover that they are really talking about penmanship. These are two different things that need to be looked at separately. In my opinion, most people overemphasize penmanship
By Tony Sparber You’ve heard the horror stories of children being bullied in school, in cyberspace, on the playground. Sometimes bullying can even lead to suicide as shown in the documentary film “Bully,” which was released earlier this year. The stats are alarming: nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year – upwards
By Mrs. Florida ~ Kori Hendricks Geek to Sheik Have you ever felt like your look was totally geek? Have you ever had a bad hair day? Everyone has at some time or another. The Design Team from Sunstate Academy teamed up with the models from Korisma and turned their totally geek looks into totally
By Dr. Bhumi Upadhyay, Northeast Pediatrics We are in the midst of flu and cold season. How do we protect ourselves from getting sick all the time? With high attendance at daycare and preschool, we see more and more little kids with runny noses and cough. In the pediatric offices, we even have a name