Author Archives: Dr. Shaw

Is your child lethargic, experiencing on-going belly pain and exhibiting a change in behavior? Changes in school performance and even some delay in growth and development may mean your child is suffering from hyperthyroidism problems due to Graves’ disease, an immune disorder and over-activity of the thyroid gland. Pediatric Graves’ disease is

Between balancing academics, a part time job and extracurricular activities, being a teenager is no easy feat. Your teen’s hectic schedule may interfere with receiving the proper nutrition and exercise his or her growing body needs. With these simple nutrition and fitness tips, your teen will have more energy to lead a

Discussing the danger of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine misuse is a very important but often overlooked conversation that every parent needs to have with his or her children. All too often, children are taken to the E.R. due to the accidental misusage of OTC medicines. Educating your children on the importance of medicine

Songs are written about it. Psychologists have proven that it can lift our spirits. It warms us, mystifies babies with its dancing beams, and creates a perfect day for us at the beach. Without it, our solar system wouldn’t even exist! Of course we are talking about the sun! Sunshine provides all

Did you know that each year an average of 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized due to flu-related complications? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, causes more trips to the hospital than any other vaccine-preventable disease. In addition to getting your annual flu shot, there are ways that you

Does your son or daughter refuse to eat healthy vegetables? Many parents wonder if it makes sense to sneak those nutritional powerhouses into meals or if that teaches bad eating habits long term. The experts recommend using your creativity if you have to, and there are several ways to incorporate healthy eating

Parents often joke about never sleeping again once they become parents. For pregnant mothers, sleepless nights may begin as soon as the baby begins growing and moving. Newborns also make it difficult for the parents to sleep through the night, whether it’s frequent feedings or colic, and of course, jump to those

You just heard it: that first sneeze. Your child is in the other room watching Sesame Street and sneezes again. As you run into the room with a handful of tissues, ready to assess the situation, you’re wondering if the dreaded cold virus has finally made a visit this cold and flu

Do you have a picky eater in your family? If so, the New Year may be the perfect time to kick off some new, healthier eating habits for the entire family – including a lunchbox makeover. When your children see that you and your spouse are focused on eating healthier for the New

In today’s society, there is a lot of talk about gluten-free diets because more and more people, including children, have gluten sensitivity. The good news is restaurants are now offering gluten-free options and grocery stores have larger food selections that are “gluten-free”. Diet plays an integral role in feeling better if your