I’M OUT FOR YOUR BLOOD – FOR GOOD REASONS

It might be the one-year well visit, or you’ve brought in Michael for his annual well check up – and Michael is now a towering 6-foot 17-year old. Every parent wants to know: Why is it important that you draw blood from my child? Pediatricians…
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ZIKA REARS ITS UGLY HEAD

We were warned it was going to happen. We witnessed it emerging in other countries. And now, unfortunately, it has reared its ugly head right here in New York City. It was announced last Friday that the first baby infected with the dreaded Zika…

Swimming Against the Current

Enjoying the recent July 4th weekend, my wife and I talked with our children about Operation Thunderbolt, or as it was subsequently renamed, Operation Yonatan. We shared with our kids the incredible pride and special joy of waking up forty…
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Chicken pox outbreak in Brooklyn - A Pediatrician's call to action

As a pediatrician on the front lines of primary care, it still boggles my mind that parents in the 21st century will not inoculate their children against childhood diseases.

NOT IN MY BACKYARD, NOT IN MY SCHOOL, NOT IN MY SHUL, NOT IN MY HOME

Do you talk to your adolescent about drug use? It is crucial to help stop the drug abuse epidemic killing our youth.

February is national children’s dental health month

National Children’s Dental Health Month, a campaign of the American Dental Association (ada.org), is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and nutrition. We pediatricians look into the mouths of our patients a lot – and long before the pediatric dentist takes a peek.