Scoliosis

Scoliosis

September 26, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Signs and Symptoms: Uneven shoulders One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other Uneven waist One hip higher than the other Diagnosis: Physical Exam: The doctor may have your child stand and then bend

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Newborn

Understanding Newborn Screenings

August 30, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Newborn screenings are performed on all infants, not long after birth to ensure they are healthy and ready to go home.  Let’s discuss each screening in more detail.   Hearing Screening There are two screening tests that may be used: Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR)—This test measures how the hearing nerve responds to sound. Clicks or tones

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Freshman

Health Tips For College Freshman

August 26, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Freshman year is a transitional period for both parents and teens.  Check out the tips below to help your teen have a smooth start on their first day. Freshman health tips: A trip to the pediatrician’s office. The pediatrician can make sure that all required vaccines are up-to-date and can also support the mental and

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RWIs

Recreational Water Illnesses

July 31, 2018 - by Rakesh Chopra MD - in Health

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Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans (CDC, 2017). Facts about recreational water illnesses: Chlorine doesn’t kill all RWIs immediately.  Sometimes it can

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