Entries by TFC Team


PEANUTS: Your Baby and Toddler

For years my patients have heard me say it.  My advice has been helping patient families for years.  Finally, a scientific study shows that I was on the right track! The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced that parents should give their children foods containing peanuts.  The process should begin early and […]

The Scoop on Poop

It’s a dirty job.  It comes in a range of colors and consistencies.  It can put fear in the hearts of parents.  Easily 25% of new parents’ questions revolve around this subject.  Here I am to clarify what’s normal, what’s not, what matters, what doesn’t about your baby’s poop. Your baby’s first poops should be […]



The news that the United States abandoned Israel during the United Nations’ vote this past Friday afternoon made me stop and look at the calendar.  It was practically Erev Chanukkah yet it seemed like Tisha B’Av was not so far away.  I was dizzy from disbelief.  Nonetheless, I plodded on, reminding myself that Hashem runs […]


Little competes with the beauty that radiates from the dancing flames of the Hanukkah lights.  It is a joyous time and let’s try to keep it that way.  We can avoid the fires that result from candles being lit in an unsafe manner by noting several factors.  Following these safety instructions can prevent a disaster. […]