There is no exact age for when a child should receive a smartphone but below are some general guidelines and statistics to help you make your own choice for you and your child. To learn more about St Hope Foundation Pediatric services click here.
A sore throat is often one of the first signs of a cold. If your sort throat persists for more than a few days, it may indicate something more serious, such as a strep throat. See our infographic below for more information. To learn more about our pediatric services click here.
Concussions are frequently associated with football, hockey and other contact sports, but they can happen to anyone doing just about anything. In fact, bicycle accidents, falls on the playground or even strong body blows can cause concussions. It is a common misconception that they only occur when someone loses consciousness. In most cases, concussions are […]
Many parents understand the dangers that pools and other bodies of water pose to young children, especially those who are not strong swimmers. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S., with nearly 10 fatal incidents each day – half of those involving children under age 14. However, drowning is not […]
There’s a good chance you’ve taken a visual acuity test before. During this test, you are asked to identify letters on a chart to determine your sight. This is commonly known as an eye exam, but it’s technically known as a visual acuity test. Despite the practice being more than a century old, these tests […]
Despite how much we rely on our eyes each day, it’s easy to forget how extraordinary they truly are. Here are 10 amazing facts about your eyes that will put your greatness into perspective.
As you age, the types of doctors you see change. Family and internal medicine practitioners provide the same primary care services, but there are key differences between these two common specialties.
Nearly 37 million people worldwide are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), including more than one million in the U.S. Though there is no cure, there are many treatments that allow those with HIV to live long, active lives. One option is antiretroviral therapy (ART). Our immune systems are designed to clear out viruses, but […]
What leafy greens do you eat? It’s important to eat a variety of green leafy vegetables. Melissa shares.
Despite recent advances in medical science, the life expectancy of the average American has declined over the past few years. This means it’s as important as ever to take care of our bodies and minds to reduce our risk of developing life-threatening illnesses. We tend to envision death as the result of a serious, sudden, […]