Obesity in Children

In 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 34% of American adults and 17% of children are “obese.” Even more staggering is that the number of adults considered “overweight” is 64% and that nearly one-third of children are at least...

GERD (Gastroesphageal reflux disease) in Children

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a backup of food and digestive acids from the stomach into the esophagus (digestive tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach).  The stomach contents are normally held down in the stomach by a thick muscular...