Category: Pediatrics

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Tips for a Healthy and Happy School Year

With the school year fast approaching, parents may be anxious about their kids returning to school, where contagious diseases can easily spread. Visiting the doctor before the start of the school year and getting vaccines such as the annual flu […]

Addressing Mental Health Needs of Asian American Youth

Mental health has always been a taboo subject in the Asian American community. Older generations may see mental health issues as something “crazy” or abnormal, and dismiss it as the fault of the individual or a lack of willpower. For […]

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Going Above and Beyond Their Profession: Meet the Team that Gives the Gift of Reading

At the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, our program staff plays a major role in providing support and preventive health care services to our patients. Many are involved in creating and implementing effective educational and disease prevention programs that […]

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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 […]