Author Archives: Dr. Kellow

As parents, we know that sleepless night can happen. Whether it’s a knock on the bedroom door in the middle of the night because of a nightmare, or a sleepy-eyed child that can’t sleep due to a bellyache, we tend to sleep with one eye (and one ear) open and alert. When

October is here, which means it is time for trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, haunted houses and all the other fun, spooky traditions Halloween entails. Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to your child’s safety. Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, and we want to

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder that makes it hard to concentrate or sit still, potentially causing a child to have bursts of impulsivity. According to the CDC, ADHD affects almost 6.5 million children in America. ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be treated with a variety

Busy schedules often also mean tired over-achievers! As adults, many of us reach for a strong coffee before we even have time to open our eyes and greet the new day. For years, we have heard the health risks of digesting too much caffeine, but in today’s energy starved environment, there has

Pink eye: every parent dreads it. As you scramble to make lunches for school, pour coffee in your to-go cup, and shout one more time for your youngest to come eat breakfast, your daughter shows up in the kitchen with her usual messy hair but something else quite unusual: her eyes are

If your child has ever been diagnosed with strep throat, you know how misleading the symptoms may be. Even if your child has had strep throat more than once, each time the signs and symptoms can vary, making it hard to diagnose without making a trip to the doctor’s office. If you

As parents, it’s difficult when we know our little ones aren’t feeling well. Especially when they are too young to fully communicate with us exactly “where it hurts”. When your normally cheerful and active 3 year old starts to become lethargic and grumpy, as a parent we immediately know that something is

As school starts up again, runny noses, coughing and other common cold symptoms begin to surface through the classroom hallways and those same germs ultimately make it home. While coughing and runny noses can linger for days, stomach viruses usually erupt quickly and ferociously, making parents everywhere worry about hygiene, hydration, and

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing one or more symptoms. This is known as an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. Even a tiny amount of an allergen can cause a reaction. Allergic reactions usually

Summer often means an abundance of fresh air, a more relaxed routine that includes extra sleep for little ones and sunnier dispositions. In this seasonal utopia, it’s easy to think sickness is rare and that well child care can be put off. But when it comes to vaccines, it’s always important to