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Lipid screening

Lipid Screening In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with new recommendations regarding lipid screening and cardiovascular health. This report has taken on new urgency given the current epidemic of childhood obesity with the subsequent increasing risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease in older children and adults. The report […]

Iron Supplementation and Your Baby

Iron Supplementation and Your Baby Results of recent basic research support the concerns that iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia during infancy and childhood can have long lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment. Full-term healthy babies receive enough iron from their mothers in the third trimester of pregnancy to last for the first four months […]

Lead screening

Lead screening Lead screening is an important screening tool in the health monitoring of your child. Lead can cause serious damage to children’s brains even at relatively low levels of exposure. The effects of lead poisoning on learning and behavior are largely irreversible. At our office we routinely screen for lead risk exposures at all […]

Depression Screening

Depression Screening Your child’s mental health is very important to us. In 2015, an estimated 3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. Recent surveys indicate that as many as one in five teens suffers from clinical depression.  Depression is serious, and if left untreated, can […]

April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month Screening your baby for signs of developmental or communication challenges like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begins at their very first well-child visit. Your pediatrician observes how your baby giggles, looks to you for reassurance, tries to regain your attention during a conversation, points or waves, responds to his or her name, and cries throughout the first few […]