Kids Health

Supporting Our Children’s Emotional Health As They Return to School Amidst COVID-19

by LYDIA ABRAMS, LCSWSchool Counselor, Hillel Academy of Tampa and Therapist at ProTherapyPlus, LLC Returning to school amidst COVID-19 can bring about various feelings for children and parents alike. COVID-19 is an “unprecedented” event; while some of us may have experienced or witnessed a pandemic before, no one has had prior experience with COVID-19. We […]

COVID-19 Resource: Hillel Academy School Playbook

Under the guidance of Dr. David and our physician assistant, Ethan Levy, Hillel Academy of Tampa mapped out options and a plan for creating a safe school year during an ever-changing and uncertain public health situation. The first part of the playbook addresses the school’s academic plan; the second part focuses on the school’s health and safety […]

COVID-19 BLOG UPDATE (March 13, 2020)

Dear Friends, As we all continue to be exposed to news of a new strain of virus (COVID-19) spreading around the globe and within our own borders, it’s completely expected and natural to experience fear, uncertainty, and even anger. We want to assure you that we are all in this together and are constantly monitoring […]

Dr. David Addresses Concerns About Coronavirus

In this video Dr. David addresses concerns about coronavirus and gives general advice for staying safe, including boosting the immune system for preventative purposes and for treating illness. David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, has developed a national reputation in […]

Florida Vaccine Exemptions… Are They Going Away?

Many in our Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care community have heard about the recently introduced Florida Senate Bill (SB64), which calls for an elimination of religious exemptions and requires all medical exemptions to be reviewed by a panel of physicians to determine if they deem the exemption worthy.  It is unknown whether this bill will […]

Autism: Screening, Diagnosis and Wholistic Treatment

April is the month designated across the world to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness. The CDC defines ASD as a compilation of symptoms that can cause behavioral, social, and communication challenges. The spectrum of autism disorders can range from gifted intelligence to needing help with day to day functional living. A survey from a November […]

Junk In and Junk Out – Are Chemical Additives Making our Kids Sick?

In response to a growing body of evidence regarding how the synergistic and cumulative effect of chemical additives, environmental toxins, and endocrine disrupting chemicals affect children’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement including guidelines for parents and healthcare providers.  Catherine Nutting, DNP Dr. Catherine Nutting earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice […]

Ask Nurse Patsy – How Do I Transition My Child’s Sleep Schedule from Summer to School?

As summer break winds down, parents of school-age kids are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year. Back to school preparations include more than just school supply shopping and getting a sports physical. Without a good night of restful sleep, a student may not succeed to their best potential in the classroom or during […]

New Service: Whole Child Coaching Collaboration for Autistic Families

Written By: Roni Enten Vissoker, M.Sc., C.N.S., L.D.N. Spring is here! Always my favorite time of year to help families recharge their health and vitality and to recharge my own, as well. It’s also a perfect season for rebirth and new beginnings. This year, I am especially excited to be writing my very first blog […]

Water Safety Tips for the Entire Family

The warmer weather of spring and summer is quickly approaching. Families will soon flock to beaches, pools, and lakes in search of a reprieve from the heat by swimming, boating, and other water activities. Seventy percent of planet Earth is water, so safety precautions for children and adults should be the utmost priority, especially in […]