Dr. Cori On Call

Medical and Parenting Advice from Your Neighborhood Pediatrician.

Dr. Cori On Call

Dr. Cori On-Call: Being the New Kid
There is a natural amount of anxiety and excitement that comes with the start of the new school year and that is without the added drama of being the new kid.  The following are highlights from...
Dr. Cori On-Call: Informed Medical Choices - Angelina Jolie's Preventative Double Mastectomy
Dr. Cori On-Call:  Informed Medical Choices and The Importance of Family History For anyone who hasn't heard, Angelina Jolie wrote an Op-Ed in Tuesday's New York Times about undergoing a...
Screen Free Week 2013
Next week, Monday, April 30th to Sunday, May 6th will be National Screen Free Week. The challenge to families is to try to spend one week without unnecessary screen time. In today's world it would be...
Dr Cori On-Call:  TV, You Are What You See
A new study published this month in the journal Pediatrics may change what your pediatrician says to you about screen time at your child's next visit.  In an increasingly screen prone world, it...
Dr. Cori On-Call:  Dental Injuries -- Time is of the Essence!
Dental injuries are common in children.  These injuries can range from a small chip to knocking a tooth out of its socket completely.  Every parent should know beforehand the steps to take...
Dr. Cori On-Call: The Flu in LA, Free Vaccines Available
The flu is upon us here in Los Angeles. The ER's and urgent care centers are seeing and influx of patients. This year's flu strain seems to be more virulent than last year's and the number of people...
Dr. Cori On-Call: A New Year’s Resolution - Phone Etiquette For Our Children
It seems that every year it becomes more common to see younger and younger children walking around with cell phones.  Seeing six and seven year olds with an iPhone is hardly a novelty nor is...
Keeping Safe While Enjoying the Winter Wonderland
With the recent local storms are you just itching to hit those snow-capped mountains?  Is your family one of the 78 million heading out to the slopes this winter?  Skiing and snowboarding...
Dr. Cori On Call: Good Touch, Bad Touch
Parents often shy away from having talks with their children about uncomfortable topics. But just as it is a parent's job to eventually talk to their children about the birds and the bees, it is also...
Dr. Cori On Call: Halloween Safety Tips
What could be better than knocking on doors and having complete strangers give you free candy? Not much. It is a night of fun and excitement for children of all ages. Unfortunately, it is also a...
Osgood-What?!
It's What Commonly Causes Knee Pain in Growing Athletes Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a scary name for one of the most common causes of knee pain in the growing athlete.  And, it really...
Trampolines: A Safe Way For Kids to Jump For Joy?
Watching the USA Olympic gymnastics team this summer was inspiring!  Their skill, their finesse, the way they just appear to float in the air -- Amazing!  But, those gymnasts did not just...
Walking in LA?! Why not?
School has begun, leaves are changing (even in Southern California), and that means its "WalkTober" and it's time to get walking! October signals the call to parents, teachers, and students to...
Do Helmets Prevent Head Injuries in Sports?
Fall sports are in full swing and while head injuries can happen in any sports, football and lacrosse are two of the sports in which concussions commonly occur.    The significance of...
The Toddler’s Arm Mishap
The common scenario:  While walking along, holding your toddler's hand she jerks away and begins to cry. She holds her arm against her belly and just won't use it. At first you think the...
Keeping Cool as the Fall Sports Season Heats Up!
With fall sports set to begin practices in the height of summer's heat and humidity, it is important to be proactive to prevent heat illness. Heat illness occurs because the body creates heat,...
Sports Hydration: What should young athletes be drinking?
With literally a rainbow of different "sports drinks" on the shelf it's often hard to know what the right beverage is for your young athlete.   Maintaining appropriate hydration before,...
Dr. Cori On-Call: Circumcision
"The health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure." This is according to a new policy statement released this morning by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP's) and is sure...
Dr. Cori On-Call:  What To Do When You Are Expecting, Again -- Part 2:
The Big Day and Coming Home From The Hospital(read part 1 here) Make the arrival special and about them:Depending on the age of your child you can either get a gift for them from the new baby (...
Dr. Cori On-Call:  What To Do When You Are Expecting, Again -- Part 1
Preparing Your Child For a Sibling  Preparing for the arrival of a new sibling can be an interesting process. Depending on their ages, children may go through a host of emotions and...