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Having a Successful Appointment with Your Pediatric Gastroenterologist Our goal is to make your child feel better.  We need your help to make this happen. Pick an appointment time when your child is likely to be fully awake. Arrive on time or ahead of time for your appointment.  Double...

Open up Your Arms and Give a Hug: Saturday, January 21, 2023 is National Hugging Day! Give someone a big HUG.  Research shows that hugging for 20 seconds or more releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that provides tremendous health benefits:  Reduces stress Reduces blood pressure Reduces anxiety Lowers the risk...

The holidays are a wonderful time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate.  However, the holidays can also be stressful with planning and travel.  Avoiding stress is not realistic but there are simple and effective ways to manage stress during the holiday season. Research shows...

Holiday Toy Warning: Orbeez™ Water Beads Orbeez™ products are very popular among children. Orbeez™ are super absorbent polymer beads made of acrylic acid, sodium hydroxide and water. Color pigment is added to the balls to make them attractive to children.   According to the product website: Just add 1 tablespoon...