Blog Archive

What to Expect at Your Newborn's First Visit May 1st, 2022

If you’ve just had a baby, as a parent, you’re probably trying to do everything right — starting with making that first appointment for your newborn. We’re here to help and walk with you every step of the way. Having a newborn can be one of the most joyful experiences...

How a Child’s ADD Affects the Entire Family Apr 5th, 2022

ADD is an older term that means attention-deficit disorder. Now, this term is more formally known as ADHD, adding in “hyperactivity” to the description. The symptoms show up in three categories, including: Inattentive: struggle with focus Hyperactive-impulsive: can’t sit still or act quickly Combined: displays characteristics of both If you have...

Is Your Child at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Mar 1st, 2022

With diabetes in children and teens on the rise, learning how to prevent this disease is key. Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, but you can take a proactive role that can change the dynamic of your child’s health. At Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we’re an expert team of...

Childhood Diarrhea: Common Causes and When to Seek Medical Care Feb 1st, 2022

If your child has diarrhea, you usually don’t have to be too concerned. Typically, their loose, watery stool clears up in roughly one to two days. However, if your child’s condition continues for several days, they need to be seen by one of our medical professionals. Our team at Northeast...

Tips for Kids with Asthma and Allergies Jan 16th, 2022

If your child experiences breathing problems from asthma or allergies, you need to know what to do right away. Our team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, not only diagnoses children accurately, but we provide treatment as well.  Knowing how to help your child during an episode when they can’t breathe...

When Is Your Child's Fever Cause for Concern? Dec 9th, 2021

If your child feels warm to the touch, it’s one of the first indicators that they have a fever, which means they’re fighting an illness. In many cases, sickness leaves their body in just a few days after much rest, liquids, and a lot of tender love and care. Other...

Back to School Physicals: Why They're More Important Now Than Ever Nov 19th, 2021

The back-to-school physical goes by many names, including annual wellness exam, annual well-child visit, and yearly check-up. However, no matter what you call it, a yearly visit to your pediatrician is a necessary appointment. Most schools require an updated check of your child’s health. Regardless of whether you’re attending in...

Picky Eater Aug 5th, 2021

Do you have a picky eater at home? You are not alone. This is one of the most common concerns that parents have about their children. While there is no quick fix to this issue, there are some things that you can do to help your child overcome. Remember, children learn...

Vaccines Are Essential May 5th, 2021

Northeast Pediatric Associates is committed to the continued delivery of newborn and well child care which includes vaccinations.  The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving which has led us to develop new strategies in order to provide a safe encounter for patients and their families.  Although the CDC has recommended postponing...

Sleep Training for 6-12 Months (That Won’t Be As Hard As You Think It Will Be). By Brooks Hagee, MD Apr 5th, 2021

So your six to twelve month old baby is still not sleeping through the night?  This is a common parenting issue that I probably discuss at least once or twice a day with tired parents.  And it’s an issue that, as we discovered with our first child, you can fix,...

Times have changed, bedtime should not. Apr 5th, 2021

Sleep is more important now that ever.  Coping skills are more effective when a child’s body is rested and their schedule is consistent.  A cranky, over active child or teenager suggests a lack of sleep.  Keeping the families’ school time routine intact during the current stay at home mandate will...

Teaching Children Life Lessons is a CHORE Mar 5th, 2021

Newborns enter the world without clothes, without judgement, without self-control and without a care in the world.  It is not in their best interest to forgo maturation and never develop the skills needed to traverse life successfully.  Parenting with intention is critical to producing productive, civic minded, well- educated young...

"5 Myths About Vaccines” Feb 5th, 2021

I am a firm believer in the ideal of individual freedoms.  Freedom of speech, press, and religion are the cornerstones of what it means to be an American. Yet, as with any freedom, it is implicit those freedoms be exercised with responsibility.   I also respect individual’s rights to question the...