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We Will Miss You Dr G!

Sep 18, 2017

Sadly, Dr. Roland Gutierrez ("Dr. G.") will be leaving Pediatric Partners at the end of the month to move to Central Florida to care for his elderly parents. Dr. G. has been a valuable member of our family and our... [ learn more ]

Technology in bedrooms tied to sleep problems in children

Jan 20, 2017

Placing TV sets, smartphones and game consoles in bedrooms can make children anxious as well as sleep deprived, a Canadian study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology showed. Technology in children's bedrooms "sets up the brain to see the room... [ learn more ]

Swaddling may put babies at greater risk of hip dysplasia, expert warns

Jan 19, 2017

The traditional practice of swaddling babies is gaining popularity, but Nicholas Clarke of University Hospital Southampton in the U.K. said if the technique is not done properly, it could result in a congenital disorder called developmental dysplasia of the hip.... [ learn more ]

Alternative Vaccine Schedule Doctor Faces the Loss of His Medical License

Sep 13, 2016

Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician and nationally known critic of vaccination laws, faces the loss of his medical license after the state medical board accused him of improperly excusing a toddler from immunization and endangering both the child... [ learn more ]

Life is Better with Teeth!

May 13, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a partner in the Campaign for Dental Health that was created to ensure every American has access to the cheapest, most effective way to protect teeth -- water fluoridation. Visit the ILikeMyTeeth.org website for... [ learn more ]

Read for pleasure, do better in school!

May 11, 2016

According to a study of 6,000 children by the Institute of Education at London University, reading for pleasure was more important to a child's development than how educated their parents were. Th eresearchers found that children who were regular readers at... [ learn more ]

CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula

May 06, 2016

In a refreshed warning this week, the government discusses Cronobacter contamination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded consumers is sometimes found in powdered infant formulas, and to a lesser degree herbal teas, starches and powdered milk. Adults don’t... [ learn more ]

FDA to bar teens from indoor tanning: What parents need to know

Dec 30, 2015

Teens may sulk, but doctors are applauding proposed new rules that would bar anyone under 18 from using a tanning bed. "Children will be safer and healthier for it," Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said... [ learn more ]

Decorative contact lenses are dangerous

Oct 03, 2015

Halloween is a popular time for people to use decorative contact lenses. But obtaining decorative lenses, including colored contacts and novelty or costume lenses, without a prescription is dangerous. The AAP Section on Ophthalmology is working to warn parents and... [ learn more ]

Get your flu vaccine!

Sep 29, 2015

Prevention is the best medicine, so schedule an appointment to get the flu vaccinne for you and your child! Children 6 months through 2 years and older children with certain health conditions may receive the flu shot. Children 2 years old and... [ learn more ]

Walk-in early morning appointments for urgent matters

Sep 29, 2015

Did you child wake up with a sore throat or an ear ache?  Come to the Kids Express M-F in our Jupiter office 7:30-8:30 and in Boca 8:00-8:30. No appointment needed! ... [ learn more ]

Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

Aug 26, 2015

At age 9, the bones start a big growth spurt. And by the time puberty ends, around 14 or 15 years old, the adult-sized skeleton is all but done, about 90 percent complete. But doctors say a lot of children aren't... [ learn more ]

We Offer Speech-Language and Feeding Therapy!

Aug 20, 2015

Pediatric Partners offers speech-language and feeding therapy!  Please welcome the new memeber of our team: Laura LePorin, MS, CCC-SLP, a licensed speech-language pathotologist. A dedicated speech-language pathologist and mom of two, Laura has an extensive background in pediatric speech-language pathology and has... [ learn more ]

Welcome Dr. Toborek!

Jul 16, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Agata Toborek to our Pediatric Partners’ family! Dr. Toborek is well trained in all aspects of pediatrics but has a particular love and interest in adolescent medicine. Please extend your welcome when you see her! ... [ learn more ]

Asbestos Found in Common Children's Toys

Jul 09, 2015

Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. Read more... Source: MPR... [ learn more ]

Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for Families

Jun 15, 2015

Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for Families Source: AAP... [ learn more ]

Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.

Jun 03, 2015

Melanoma, the potentially deadly skin cancer, has increased by 250 percent among U.S. children and young adults since the 1970s, researchers report. "The reality is that melanoma is the third most common cancer in those 15 to 39 years old, and... [ learn more ]

MMR does not increase risk of autism

Apr 21, 2015

According to a new study of more than 95,000 children, the MMR vaccine does not increase risk fo autism. Read more...... [ learn more ]

Time to Get Your School Physical!

Apr 20, 2015

The new school year will be here before you know it.  Get ready by scheduling your child's school physical this spring.  Get it out of the way and you will avoid the right-before-school-starts rush. Call 561-741-000 to schedule your child's... [ learn more ]

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Apr 18, 2015

When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical... [ learn more ]

Supplements might not be what you think

Feb 03, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration requires companies to verify their products are safe and properly labelled. But a federal law was passed in 1994 which exempted herbal supplements from following the same stringent guidelines. In a press release, New York... [ learn more ]

TV, screen time affect children's sleep, study finds

Jan 27, 2015

Children who slept in rooms with a small screen or a TV, as well as those who logged more screen time, were more likely to report less and insufficient rest or sleep than children who did not have those factors,... [ learn more ]

CDC: Most U.S. youths consume too much sodium

Sep 14, 2014

More than 90% of 6- to 18-year-olds consume an average of 3,300 milligrams of sodium each day, exceeding the recommended daily salt intake of less than 2,300 mg, according to a CDC report released Tuesday. About 16% of 8- to... [ learn more ]

Mumps outbreak: Why vaccines are important

Apr 01, 2014

Vaccines prevent many serious infections and their potentially permanent complications.  Even if one person is unvaccinated, we are all at risk. A recent mumps outbreak in Columbus, Ohio affected 116 people so far. At least three people who contracted mumps were... [ learn more ]

Our Nurse Practitioner Got Published!

Feb 24, 2014

Our Nurse Practitioner, Monika Pis, PhD, CPNP, recently published an article about dental health in Ready, Set, Grow magazine that is endorsed by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Read the article here: Dental Q & A  Other articles published by... [ learn more ]

Dental cavities on the rise among young U.S. children

Feb 13, 2014

Between 1999 and 2004, the incidence of tooth decay among 2- to 5-year-olds was nearly 17% higher compared with rates from 1988 to 1994, according to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The group recommends that... [ learn more ]

FDA to study safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks

Jan 30, 2014

A Consumer Reports study found varying levels of 4-methylimidazole, a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in some caramel coloring, in 12 brands of soda from five manufacturers. The group recommended the FDA set a maximum level of the substance as an... [ learn more ]

Going to sleep late may affect teens' emotions, academic performance

Nov 21, 2013

U.S. researchers looked at data on seventh- to 12th-grade students and found that those who had a late bedtime schedule during the school year had a lower grade point average and experienced more emotional distress than those who went to... [ learn more ]

Early musical training may speed up brain responses to speech later in life

Nov 10, 2013

A small study in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that being trained to play musical instruments in childhood was associated with quicker brain response to speech sound later in life. Among the 44 55- to 76-year-olds included in the study,... [ learn more ]

More physical activity linked to better academic performance in youths

Oct 21, 2013

At age 11, boys and girls who participated in more moderate to vigorous exercise each day did better on English, math and science tests, according to a U.K. study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. By age 16, academic... [ learn more ]

Drinking sugary beverages linked to more weight gain in preschoolers

Oct 15, 2013

According to a study of 9,600 children from birth to 5 years of age, 2-year-olds who consumed sugary drinks regularly were more likely to have a higher Body Mass Index over the next two years and had a greater likelihood... [ learn more ]

Regular Bedtime Tied to Better Behavior

Oct 13, 2013

According to a study published on Oct. 14 in the journal Pediatrics, children with consistent bedtime had less behavioral problems. To read more, go to: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/regular-bedtimes-tied-to-better-behavior/?ref=health&_r=0... [ learn more ]