Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child’s First Year

The nation’s top pediatricians are advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised parents to avoid 100 percent fruit juice for babies younger than 6 months. On […]

Schools Are Slow to Learn That Sleep Deprivation Hits Teenagers Hardest

As a pediatrician, I find that there are few topics that parents want to discuss more than sleep. Parents worry about their own sleep deprivation when babies arrive. Later, they worry about their children’s. I almost never encounter patients who are convinced that they’re getting the recommended amount of sleep. It’s harder than you might […]

Pediatricians vs. Retail Medical Clinics

The American Academy of Pediatrics stands to reason that kids should not receive primary care from clinics at retail outlets.  To read more on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ argument on seeing your PCP, click here. Jeffrey R. Ungvary President