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Today I want to focus on changes in the home that can create a culture of health.  The proactive culture in the home that can arm your child with the needed skills for growing up healthy and having a normal weight in the 21st century.  It is time to prove the... read more

Changing the Face of Normal

By Dr. Madge Zacharias When you read about the obesity epidemic in America, countless researchers refer to the obesogenic diet and culture.  We grew up with it in the 80’s and 90’s.  The Western Diet, and per Wikipedia also called the “meat-sweet” diet.   You may... read more

Newborn Visits

By Dr. Tamara Charity-Brown Congratulations on the birth of your newborn! You are entering one of life’s greatest adventures- PARENTHOOD. Now what? If only this bundle of joy came with a manual . . . Enter stage left your friendly, knowledgeable pediatrician.  In a... read more


  Anyone with an Auvi-Q device for allergy needs to replace that prescription as all Auvi-Q have been recalled. Please contact our office. Recall of all Auvi-Q products Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q products in United States. The recall includes both... read more

Pacifiers Are Not So Bad

  In the early 1990’s, the World Health Organization and UNICEF recommended that pacifiers be avoided since they were seen as a deterrent to breastfeeding. A study done in Argentina put this to the test by offering pacifiers to the babies of 500 new mothers... read more

Why Get a REAL Check-up

  Yearly check-ups at your pediatrician’s are an important part of children’s health.  The quick sports physical you can get at school or a “minute clinic” cannot give you the care that keeps you healthy. We can give you broad, comprehensive care because we know... read more


  Many of you may be familiar with some of the slogans that are being developed to try and help all of us lead healthier lifestyles.  One of these is “5-2-1-0.”  It means: 5 helpings of fruits and vegetables, no more than 2 hours of screen time, at least 1 hour... read more

"Lunchables" are not the answer

  Please read this short article from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It’s still more healthy to cook at home and from scratch.  I know it takes more time, but it’s better for everyone.  And eat it together so your family can find out how the day... read more

Best Ten List for the Year – 2015

  Every year there are some really good pediatric articles.  A 10 best list often comes out in our journals.   This is Dr. Michael Burke’s list (nationally prominent pediatrician).  Some of these are definitely directed at pediatricians, but I thought our... read more