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Preparing for Puberty

Puberty is a time of great change for our children – both boys and girls. Most boys begin puberty between the ages of 9 and 14, but everyone is different so a boy could start earlier or later. Puberty lasts several years and most boys are fully developed by their late teens. Read more

How to Recognize a Stroke

The management of acute stroke has changed over the last several years. There are treatments that can be done early in the course of the event that can prevent permanent brain injury. In order to effectively treat a stroke, the symptoms have to be recognized early so evaluation and treatment can be started as soon as possible. Read more

New Surgery Stops Acid Reflux In Its Tracks

During acid reflux – which is known medically as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD – acid or bile from the stomach leaks back into the esophagus, causing it become irritated and leading to heartburn and regurgitation. Left unchecked, GERD can cause serious damage to the esophagus. Read more

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