Category: Children’s Health

Teenage Depression

by Dr. Gloria Walters Depression in adolescents is a serious illness that is often misinterpreted as teenage moodiness or overlooked all together. Many teens do experience “the blues” or intermittent melancholy as a result of hormonal changes, interpersonal turmoil and issues related to identity development. However, approximately 4% of teenagers in the U.S. suffer from serious depression …

Summer Travel with Kids

We provide practical tips and useful medical and health information to help you remain proactively healthy.  Dr. Allison Foster shares her tips for healthy and happy summer travel with the family.  As always, ask your personal doctors if these suggestions are right for you and your family. Master Your Health! Summer Travel with Kids: What …

How will health care reform affect your children?

In a Nutshell:  How will health care reform affect our children? By: Allison Foster, MD On March 23rd President Obama signed into law, historic legislation that will leave an indelible mark on American history.  Over the past week, Americans have debated the pros and cons of this massive bill.  While many Americans have wondered how …

Childhood Obesity

Healthy Lifestyles for Kids by Allison Foster MD The number of overweight children in the United States is increasing at a concerning rate, with 1 out of 3 kids now considered overweight or obese.  There are a lot of factors that are contributing to this epidemic, many of which fall under the category of lifestyle habits. …

Reform Your Health

Here’s what you can expect within the next 6 months to 1 year from the new healthcare reform legislation. Whatever your position on the healthcare legislation that was signed into law today, one thing remains true: while healthcare has been changed for good, YOU are still in the driver’s seat!  Now comes the time to …