The Local Moms Network spoke to Dr. Corinna Franklin, MD, AB, FAOA, chief of pediatric orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine about her practice, tips for keeping kids healthy while playing sports, and more.
Ever worry about your child’s desire to learn? Are you concerned that they do not feel as smart as other kids, but do not know how to change this outlook? A positive attitude can help them reshape their perspective on learning and what it means to achieve a goal. For years, researchers have looked into the effects of a “growth mindset,” where children focus on learning from their failures rather than worrying about being judged by them. We spoke to the experts at Connecticut Children’s to learn more about SIX ways to develop a child’s Growth Mindset to make them even more successful in life!
While pregnancy can be exciting, many of us moms have had high risk pregnancies, be it carrying multiples or because of other health conditions. If your pregnancy is high risk, it’s natural to have a mix of emotions ranging from joy and anticipation—to fear and even sorrow. Even though every woman’s high risk pregnancy is different, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we were able to connect with Jennifer Humphrey, MSN, RN, a trained, certified fetal care coordinator for women with high-risk pregnancies at Connecticut Children’s who supports families facing some of the most challenging fetal conditions. She answered many questions that may help you – or someone you care about!
OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics is offering some quick tips on the 5 most common orthopedic “mom” ailments. Check out our recent article to learn how you can prevent and manage these common injuries, and when you should seek help from a professional.
Suffering from itchy watery eyes, sneezing fits, etc. is frustrating to say the least! But what you may not realize is that mold can contribute to spring allergies, too. PuroClean of Wilton | Ridgefield is giving the info you need to know about symptoms, prevention and more!
Dr. Madhu Mathur with Lifestyle Medicine Center gives her tips for establishing healthy habits as a family in the new year!
We have some exciting news to share here at Coastal Orthopedics – we have another accomplished specialist joining our team – Dr. Paulina Piekarska, DPM. Meet Dr. Piekarska, a foot & ankle specialist, surgeon, and podiatrist with expertise in both operative and non-operative treatments. She specializes in the treatment of a variety of lower extremity conditions commonly experienced by children including sports injuries, heel pain, and Sever’s disease!
Resilience is the ability to overcome serious stress or difficulty, and bounce back stronger than ever. With increasing pressures academically, athletically and socially on kids these days, being resilient is critical. In this series, Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts share keys to resilience, and how to help your child be resilient.
Looking for ways to keep your kids from eating their entire bag of candy after trick or treating on Halloween? Dr. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, the Pediatrician and Obesity Medicine Physician with Lifestyle Medicine Center gives tips for preparing your child before heading out and helping them set healthy limits (without a meltdown)!
Did you know that 9 out of 10 babies in the US are born without a critical strain of bacteria (EVC001) that improves immunity, cognition and metabolomic health? Today we are speaking with Kaile Zagger, Westport mom and CEO of Infinant Health, a company working to replenish this bacteria in newborns, setting them on a trajectory for improved lifelong health! After years spent working on groundbreaking late-stage breast cancer research, she is now focused on revolutionizing the infant health space, and has been hailed by her peers as a “Warrior for women and children.”