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Ask the Doctor: Raising awareness about alopecia

September is Alopecia Awareness month. Many women struggle with alopecia, but don’t often talk about it, since many don’t know much about alopecia. Stephani Shepherd...

Ask the Doctor: How to Help Your Child Mentally Prepare for Back-to-School

Starting a new school year typically comes with a range of emotions, from excitement to anxiousness, and kids might already be feeling this now....

Ask the Doctor: Should My Young Child Get the COVID Vaccine?

The COVID vaccine is now available to the youngest age group of children, ages 6 months old and older. This means, all children ages 6...

Ask the Doctor: The COVID vaccine and your 5 to 11 year-old child

*Story updated in June 2022 to include information about the booster shot for children ages 5-11. When the Food and Drug Administration and CDC approved...

What Parents Need to Know About Sunscreen, Sun Safety, and their Kids

Summer is synonymous with outdoor adventures and trips to the beach and pool, but unprotected exposure to the sun poses risks of skin and...

Ask the Doctor: Potty Training Readiness

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned one, the thought of transitioning your little one from using diapers to being potty trained...

How to Reduce Hidden Sugars in Your Family’s Diet

Nearly one in three children meets the criteria for being overweight or obese. Reducing sugar is an important way to minimize your child’s risk...

Ask the Experts: How to prepare your child for surgery

Preparing your child for surgery is one parenting challenge many hope to never face. But the situation can and often does arise. Thanks to...

Parenting During the Pandemic

In the last four weeks, more kids have tested positive for COVID-19 than in the entire pandemic combined. The Omicron variant is surging throughout...

Understanding Heart Murmurs: What Are They and Are They Dangerous?

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness on heart health,for both kids and their families. This month, the Heart Institute at...

Yes, you can get COVID twice + more Omicron questions answered

*Story UPDATED on January 4, 2022 to include and append additional interview with Dr. Christina Canody, BayCare Pediatric Service Line Medical Director. The highly contagious...

Is your child addicted to social media? Here’s what you need to know.

Life is all about balance, right? It’s something we strive for in most parts of our lives, and it’s no different when it comes...