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What Should I Do If My Child's Pierced Ears Get Infected? Aug 1st, 2022

About 83% of Americans have pierced ears, and that includes plenty of kids. While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says ear piercings are generally safe, it’s important to remember that a piercing does create a hole through your child’s tissue. That means the lobe area is exposed to bacteria and other germs, which...

What Is the Difference Between Traditional and Sports Physicals? Jul 1st, 2022

It may be summer now, but school days will be here before you know it. With school comes school sports, and for millions of kids, that means it's time for a sports physical.  Hisham Gadalla, MD and the team at Fayrouz Pediatrics offer sports physicals for kids at their Clifton, New Jersey practice, making it easy and convenient...

Vaccines and Boosters That Every Child Should Have Jun 1st, 2022

As a parent, you undoubtedly want to do all you can to help your child lead a healthy life. Eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise, and having regular doctor exams are some of the most common ways parents help their kids stay healthy. Making sure kids are properly...

What to Do if You Suspect Your Child Has Asthma May 5th, 2022

About 6 million kids in the United States have asthma, according to the CDC, which puts them at risk for serious complications, like more severe respiratory illness or breathing problems. Fortunately, there are plenty of options today for managing asthma in kids. The key is knowing what symptoms to look for and...

What's Included in Newborn Care? Apr 12th, 2022

Every year in the United States, more than 3.5 million babies are born, and every one of them needs specialized medical care to thrive and grow. Newborn care is a specialty area of pediatrics that focuses specifically on the unique needs of babies during the first year of life. As a leading...

5 Signs Your Child Could Be Suffering from ADHD Mar 25th, 2022

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). It causes a wide range of impulsive and hyperactive behaviors. And though it’s usually diagnosed in children when they have difficulty at school and home, adults may be diagnosed with the disorder too. At Fayrouz...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Mar 15th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...