1. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Summer Injuries

    Summertime means your children are spending a lot of their time outside playing. Which is great except it also means that children get injured more often. Families from all over our nation spend much of their summer in the sun doing fun things. But parents need to be cautious because many outdoor activities can end with an injury or even worse, a trip to the emergency room. Ask any doctor and they will tell you that summer is the busiest time in …Read More

  2. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels Offers Summer Safety Tips

    It’s summer, which means it is the time of year we take vacations, engage in outdoor activities, go to summer camp and have all sorts of fun. Some of the summer activities we do can have health and safety risks. With summer upon us, many families are headed outdoors and it can be all too easy to let your guard down when it comes to safety. There are many fun-filled adventures that await families and kids. But be warned, summer is the time of ye…Read More

  3. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Spring Family Activities

    Now that the weather has improved, the days are longer and winter is over, your kids are probably eager to go outside and play. Spring is the time of year when you can turn off Netflix, dust the crumbs from the couch and go outside and spend some quality time with the spouse and children. Spring is the favorite time of year for many children and adults alike. That is because everybody loves seeing birds return to the trees, new growth and warmer …Read More

  4. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Winter Activities

    We are in the middle of February and we bet your kids are getting pretty sick of being stuck inside. And you are probably out of ideas as to how to kid your kids entertained and active. Don't fret, you are not alone. Parents from all over this country struggle this time of year to keep their kids active and happy. Spring is just around the corner, but there are still plenty of colder days to contend with. River Valley Pediatrics, your pediatricia…Read More

  5. Your New Braunfels Pediatrician and Fitness Tips

    After the cooler, shorter days of winter, some families have fallen into the bad habit of camping on the couch while streaming shows on Netflix. We also are willing to bet that popcorn is involved. If you haven't already noticed, the days are getting longer and before you know it, spring will be here in all of it's warm and bright glory. So the time is upon you to peel yourself and your family off the couch and get some much-needed exercise. By e…Read More

  6. Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Resolutions Parents Can Make

    It's January 3rd, how many resolutions have you already broken? We are all for resolutions, they make us better people in the long run. But we think people can be more creative when they make their New Year's resolutions. Ask five or six of your friends or coworkers about their resolutions. We bet the ones who did make resolutions picked the very same ones they failed at last year. One friend resolved to lose weight, another resolved to eat more …Read More

  7. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels Offer Tips to Keep Your Children Healthy This Holiday Season

    As the days grow shorter and colder and the holiday season approaches, your kids will end up spending more time stuck indoors. And to make matters worse, the holiday season is the time of year when kids eat heavier comfort foods, which makes it that much more difficult to keep them at a healthy weight. The kids are fighting over the last Christmas cupcake, dad is having coughing fits due to a cold and you are feeling a bit nauseated after that la…Read More

  8. YOUR NEW BRAUNFELS PEDIATRICIAN URGES A HEALTHY DIET

    Your New Braunfels Pediatrician Urges a Healthy Diet

    A healthy diet is important throughout your entire life. But when you are a child, it is especially important. And while nobody can say they eat the perfect diet, those who eat well tend to eat sugary sweets in moderation. A diet based on nutrient-rich foods will help your child feel energized, put them in a better mood and promotes physical and mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, starting a healthy diet during chi…Read More

  9. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels Discusses Common Illnesses

    School classes are back in session and fall has brought a coolness in the air. Your kids are back to doing what they do best, learning, playing outside at recess and spreading germs. You can do what you can to help stop the spreading of germs, but unless you keep your kids in a plastic bubble, that is an impossible task. As such, this means that your children will be exposed to a number of conditions. Whether they get germs from sharing a pencil …Read More

  10. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels Offers Ideas to Help Defeat Obesity

    In the last 20 years, the rate of obesity in children has increased. Obesity now affects about one in six children and adolescence. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, stroke, some cancers and cardiovascular disease. Also, the medical costs associated with obesity are quite excessive. Childhood obesity is preventable, but for a number of reasons, it is getting worse rather than better. This is a serious issue that we need to deal with rather …Read More