Category: Children’s health

What you need to know about the Zika virus

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer As a parent and a pediatrician, Zika virus, a virus that can cause severe birth defects, has certainly gotten my attention. As I am sure you have been hearing on the news, this virus has now … Continue reading

Gender non-conforming youth

The recent transition of Caitlyn Jenner has prompted many concerns about kids and gender identities. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Can a young child be transgender? Yes. This is a situation where a child’s biology or assigned … Continue reading

Why teal is the new orange

What color are your pumpkins this year? Did you know Teal is the new Orange?  We painted a pumpkin teal last year to let  our trick-or-treaters know we hand out non-food treats -we are the Play-Doh house. You may have food … Continue reading

The surprising number 1 source of Vitamin C

The Happy Box brings out many smiles in our house. For me, it’s the color of the contents and the convenience of its arrival to our front door step! Edward, shown in this picture, enjoys helping me unpack our Happy Box and … Continue reading

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