Recognizing and Treating Head Lice

By , April 10th, 2014 | News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Now that warmer weather is here, we will likely see an increase in head lice infestations in school-aged children.  Lice are wingless parasites that thrive on human hair. This is a very annoying, yet common problem in children aged three to 12 years old. Head lice are highly contagious in this age group because of close contact with one another and a higher incidence of sharing personal items such as hats, combs and hairbrushes. Though lice are irritating,  they are not dangerous and do not carry disease. They can cause some itching of the scalp as they do tend to bite and draw small amounts …

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Ella’s Story

By , April 3rd, 2014 | Parenting, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

In just 24 hours, Jennifer Marini’s infant daughter went from a healthy, thriving baby to completely paralyzed from the neck down. Ella was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a neurological disorder that has no known cure. Jennifer shares their story of courage and hope for the future.

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Have Enough (of the Right Stuff) on Your Plate?

By , March 6th, 2014 | Events, News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Remember the four food groups in the 70s? The food wheel of the 80s? And, of course, the 90s saw the arrival and evolution of the food pyramid. Yes, diet guidelines have evolved over the years, but the goal of these directives remains unchanged — teaching and promoting healthy eating.

And given that March is National Nutrition Month, we thought it expedient to familiarize you with the nutritional guidelines outlined by MyPlate — the USDA’s most recent food icon, which reflects current information regarding proper eating to ensure good health.

MyPlate helps busy families make healthy food choices by having visuals associated within …

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