Category: From the Doctor

Use the 5-4-3-2-1-0 Plan for a Healthy Start This Year

By Joey Skelton, MD, Director of Brenner FIT and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Health The New Year is a great time to adopt healthy habits,...

6 Common Myths about Type 1 Diabetes

By Elizabeth T. Walsh, MD, Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist, Brenner Children’s Hospital When a child is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a family...

5 Common Myths About the Flu Shot

By Ryan Aubuchon, MD, Pediatrician at Westgate Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health Flu season is coming soon. And even though the flu shot is the best way to protect...

Basics of Potty Training

By Steve J. Hodges, MD Pediatric Urologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital Everyone has a different strategy when it comes to potty-training your children.  I have...

Is Your Child Ready for Organized Sports?

By Katie Moosbrugger If your children are out of the baby phase, chances are good they are either enrolled in some type of after school activity, or you’re thinking...

Lesser-Known Risks of Childhood Obesity

By Elizabeth Halvorson, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest School of Medicine Childhood obesity remains a major health...

Summer FamilyCare: The Personal Attention You Deserve

By Guest Blogger Dr. Michael Summer Hello from Summer FamilyCare! We are a small, independent private Family Practice located in the heart of Lewisville, just off NC 421...

Summer Safety

By Rachel Hoeing and Tracy Beatty, Emergency Medicine RN Summer is in full swing! As we enjoy the outdoors, the sun, the beach, and the pool, we also tend to get a...

Children & Sports: 3 Questions To Consider

By Guest Blogger Matthew Ravish, DO, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Health Participation in organized...

The Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Headaches

By Guest Blogger Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, board-certified headache specialist, assistant professor,  Pediatric Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner...