PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly

By: Cheryl Maguire   When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly

Halloween Safety Tips

  Planning on going Trick-or-Treating or dressing your child up this year? Keep the following important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with … More Halloween Safety Tips

Keep Calm and Breathe

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   We all have too much stress in our lives. Unfortunately for most of us, our ability to decrease the stressors that effect us is limited. What we do have control over is how we respond to that stress.  Balancing work, family, finances, and day-to-day activities is a challenging … More Keep Calm and Breathe

Teens Aren’t the Only Ones Driving While InTEXTicated

By: Cheryl Maguire   “Is that person drunk?” I asked my husband. It was nighttime. We were driving on a highway while the person in front of us was swerving back and forth in between their lane. Since I learned how to drive in the 80’s, my initial thought when I witnessed this is, “they … More Teens Aren’t the Only Ones Driving While InTEXTicated