Sunny days and starlit evenings spent playing, splashing, and exploring can leave kids with more than warm summertime memories. But unfortunately, balmy weather also can lead to itchy, irritated skin. We’ve provided a list to help prevent, identify, and soothe typical skin rashes found in the Cayman Islands. Heat rash (also known as prickly heat or […]
Are there different types of lung cancer? Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. The most common type is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC makes up about 80 to 85 percent of all cases. Thirty percent of these cases start in the cells that form the lining of the body’s cavities and surfaces. This type usually forms […]
What causes lung cancer? Anyone can get lung cancer, but 90 percent of lung cancer cases are the result of smoking. From the moment you inhale smoke into your lungs, it starts damaging your lung tissue. The lungs can repair the damage, but continued exposure to smoke makes it increasingly difficult for the lungs to keep up the repair. Once cells are […]
Lung cancer and back pain. Back pain is fairly common in the general population. It’s possible to have lung cancer and unrelated back pain. Most people with back pain don’t have lung cancer. Not everyone with lung cancer gets back pain, but many do. For some people, back pain turns out to be one of the first symptoms of lung […]
What are the symptoms of lung cancer? Symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer are basically the same. Early symptoms may include:• lingering or worsening cough• coughing up phlegm or blood• chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, laugh, or cough• hoarseness• shortness of breath• wheezing• weakness and fatigue• loss of appetite and weight loss You might also […]
COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Children and Students of the Cayman Islands
Getting the vaccine is the best way to keep you and your baby safe
Whether a child is in foster care, has been adopted or has been placed with relatives, their needs are complex and unique. These situations could result in physical, developmental, and mental health concerns, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the needs of children and families in an updated clinical report […]
During hot summer months, spending time outside is okay as long as your child is protected by sunscreen with an adequate SPF, proper hydration, clothing and several rest periods.
The benefits of taking vitamins during pregnancy are backed by leading health institutions and previous clinical studies. However, new research from Denmark that focused on vitamin D has found that pregnant women who took a larger dose than normally recommended may have provided a more significant benefit to their offspring’s bone health.
These days, it might seem like your kids are always on a screen—a smartphone, tablet, TV, computer, video game, or another tech device.
If you have diabetes, everything you eat and drink takes on extra importance. You have to ask yourself whether that bowl of pasta will boost your blood sugar, and naturally, you wonder if you can get away with having a little dessert. You may also wonder if it’s OK to drink alcohol.
Though the physical effects of COVID-19 have generally not been as severe for most children compared to adults, the mental health impacts of the pandemic are just as severe. And that has laid bare an ongoing epidemic in children’s mental health. That’s according to a panel of experts who recently participated in a U.S. News & World Report webinar on “Managing Children’s Mental Health: A Pediatric Hospital Imperative.”
Tip # 4 – Regular sleep schedule. It’s important to keep your baby on a fairly regular sleep schedule. This means naps should be at least 30 to 45 minutes but no more than 3 hours. If your baby doesn’t get enough sleep, this could lead to them becoming overtired, fussy, and result in difficulty falling asleep — and staying asleep — in the evening.
1. Be prepared by writing down your questions and concerns in advance, so you remember everything you want to discuss with your doctor. 2. Please arrive on time. With younger children, you may need to allow more time to get everyone in the car and buckled up, etc. If do end up running late, please […]
Your newborn should have their first checkup within 5 days of delivery. After the initial checkup, Dr. Smith or Dr. Madisa will schedule a 1-month appointment. Then they’ll see your baby at least every 2 months up until they’re 6 months old. After 6 months, we’d like to see your baby every 3 months up […]