Category: Pediatrics

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Supporting Families with Children Who Have Special Health Care Needs

Being a parent is an around-the-clock job – add on the challenges of raising a child with special health care needs, and it can feel overwhelming. Parents of children with special needs have to manage numerous medical appointments and therapy […]

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Measuring Overweight In Chinese American Children

Comparison Using U.S., International, and Ethnic-Specific Growth Charts Chinese American children have the lowest overweight prevalence in the U.S. compared to other groups. However, the method used to determine overweight status is based on a reference population that under-sampled Asian […]

National Infant Immunization Week | Immunization. Power to Protect.

Vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances of all time. Many of the diseases that vaccines prevent today are nearly or entirely eliminated in the United States. To promote the importance and achievements of vaccines, especially in protecting […]

Raising Children with Special Needs: Our Stories | Part II

This month, we are sharing stories written by our patients who have children with special needs. These stories were inspired by an essay entitled Welcome to Holland, written by Emily Perl Kingsley about her experience raising a child with special […]

Raising Children with Special Needs: Our Stories | Part I

When I joined the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, I was fresh out of residency training. I loved the work that I was doing and loved giving back to the community where I grew up. I learned a lot […]

Keeping Your Kids Active in the Cold

Just because it is cold outside does not mean you and your family have to wait until spring to be active. Kids should be active for 60 minutes a day. There are many fun indoor and outdoor activities in the […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month – Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Did you know that baby teeth are as important as adult teeth? When baby teeth first appear, they are already at risk for decay or cavities. Although baby teeth are not permanent, it is still important to take care of […]

Cold Season is Here – What You Need to Know About Cold Medicine Safety

This time of year brings holiday excitement, winter fun and sometimes the sniffles. There is no cure for the cold, but there are over the counter medications that can help relieve some of its symptoms. If you are treating a […]

Sexual Health Month – Protect Your Child From HPV

For National Sexual Health Month, we want to talk about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection among both women and men. There are many different types of HPV. While some are harmless, others can lead […]

School Vaccinations, Check?

Summer is coming to an end, and the new school year is right around the corner. It’s easy to start scrambling to get ready for the back to school season. Among the endless checklist of notebooks, pens, and backpacks, it […]