Tag Archive: American Academy of Pediatrics

One of the big decisions facing expectant parents is who will provide care once their little one arrives. It’s important to find a doctor and practice that can meet your family’s needs. There are several things to consider when finding the right fit for your family. When should I start looking? Some families begin the process of choosing a pediatrician during the last three months of pregnancy. Meeting with a... View Article

Feb 12 2019

 Visiting a trampoline park is a popular activity for indoor active fun on a hot summer day, but safety needs to be a priority as broken bones and other serious injuries can occur during trampoline use. In the article below, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Joanna Horstmann shares important information about safety precautions and related risks: Not recommended for home use Did you know… the trampoline was originally invented as a... View Article

Jun 17 2016

Central Virginia news sources are reporting an increase in cases of gastroenteritis (the “stomach flu”) in the area. Earlier this week, more than 400 cases were reported at Hampton-Sydney College, causing school officials to cancel classes and athletic activities through the weekend. Doctors in Short Pump have seen a spike in patients with this condition, according to nbc12.com, and cases have also been popping up in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico.... View Article

Jan 30 2015

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter. As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother of three, Dr. Gauri Gulati shares her knowledge of safe sleep practices to ensure our little ones stay safe through the night.The number of deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased significantly since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issues the recommendation that babies be... View Article

Oct 16 2013

Is there a gun where your child plays? It’s a question we don’t always think to ask, but it could save our child’s life.June 21 is ASK Day – a day started by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center to Prevent Youth Violence to encourage parents to ask other parents if there is a gun in their home before allowing their child to go over to play.About... View Article

Jun 21 2013