From the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, it became clear the majority of those most affected by COVID-19 infections were adults over the age of 65. The severity of the illness and deaths decreases in younger people. Many began to believe we didn’t have to worry about children when it came to the virus.
Children may be carriers and able to infect others. But many thought if they should become ill, in most cases they’ll exhibit either mild symptoms or none at all.
One of the many drawbacks of the pandemic our concierge doctors have noted is that children aren’t getting as much exercise these days. Limited in their ability to run and play freely with friends, along with the increased prevalence of virtual learning, kids are not getting the exercise they need to stay healthy.
From a small Celtic festival in the British isles around 2,000 years ago, Halloween has morphed into an annual tradition of costumes, parties, haunted houses, and, above all, door-to-door trick-or-treating. According to a recent Harris Poll, 80 percent of those surveyed said handing out treats on Halloween is their favorite way to celebrate the holiday.
Our concierge doctors want to assure concerned parents that the strange new syndrome in children which is associated with the coronavirus is no cause for concern yet. But we do want to acquaint you with the symptoms and the possibility of its spread so you’ll know what to watch out for in your child.
At this point, the only communicable disease we know of that is more transmissible than the novel coronavirus is measles. This is why our concierge doctors were concerned about a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that warned of a potential measles outbreak among children.
The National Sleep Foundation has designated this week National Sleep Awareness Week, to celebrate sleep health and encourage the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being.
Our VIP concierge doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter have seen the results of this year’s flu outbreak, and it’s especially difficult because so many of those affected are children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, so far this year, there have been twice as many pediatric flu deaths than at the same time last year. This year, 54 children have died; at the same point in the 2018-19 flu season, 16 children had died.
If you’re a parent, there’s nothing you won’t do to ensure the health and well being of your child, including providing the best food available. But what do you do when you find that food contains toxic metals that can contribute to the possibility of cancer, heart disease, and impaired brain development?