Helping Ease Kids’ Fears About Doctors’ Appointments

Helping Ease Kids’ Fears About Doctors’ Appointments

It’s not surprising that kids have a fear of going to the doctor’s office. Even though many pediatricians try to make their facilities fun and inviting, kids know that there are frightening things that can happen there. They can get shots or undergo other procedures...
Preparing Your Children for a COVID Variant

Preparing Your Children for a COVID Variant

The COVID-19 pandemic can be a daily frustration as new variants emerge and protocols change. The fast rollout of vaccines reduced cases over the winter and spring months.   A recent Siena College poll revealed that many New Yorkers had resumed gatherings, but...
COVID-19: Some Essential Information for Understanding the Pandemic

COVID-19: Some Essential Information for Understanding the Pandemic

Your best foundation of safety during a viral pandemic is to understand what the virus that you’re faced with is. Coronaviruses can cause respiratory illnesses in mammals like us. Some cause mild diseases with symptoms like the common cold and others can cause more...
Children & Doctors: It Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Children & Doctors: It Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Visiting the doctor can be a stressful event for both caregiver and child, especially as the child enters an age that requires multiple shots and vaccines. While the anxiety and fear seem uncontrollable, there are actually many things parents can do to help prepare...