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A Look at Early Child Development

Mom and child with book

Crawling, walking and talking are just a few of a child’s developmental milestones parents eagerly anticipate. But an overabundance of developmental details just a click away on the Internet and other parents touting their children’s advances can make parents anxious about their own child’s progress. So when should you be concerned? Brian Tang, M.D., a specialist in behavioral and developmental pediatrics at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, answers questions parents frequently ask about their child’s development. Read More

Medication Allergies: What to Know


In this blog post, Raymond Hong, M.D., an allergy and immunology specialist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, answers questions patients frequently ask about medication allergies.

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Five Ways to Prevent Digital Eye Strain


Today, many people spend hours each day sitting in front of a computer screen. Once you get in the flow, you may not take a break for several hours. When you finally do turn away, your eyes may feel tired and perhaps your vision is a bit blurry.

“Digital eye strain is increasingly common,” says Marianne Ghatta, O.D., an optometrist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “Many of my patients come in with eye strain and blurred vision, simply from staring at the computer for too long, too often.”

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Medication Tips for Your Child


Nina Rezai, M.D., a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, answers these questions parents ask her frequently about medication safety and how best to help children when they get sick.

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Top Tips for Good Health


There are simple ways you can help keep your body and mind healthy. How many are you doing already? See these tips from Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) doctors for good health. It can be a checklist for you – or a conversation starter for you and your family – and your health care team, to determine goals and wellness steps that are specific to you.

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Best Ways to Protect Your Eyesight


Whether we wear prescription lenses or simply get eye strain after a day on the computer, most of us would like to improve and protect our eyesight, but what really works to protect your vision naturally?

Virginia Ko, O.D., an optometrist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, shares these top ways to protect and improve your eyesight, no matter your age. Read More

Tips for a Healthier Living Environment


With warnings about environmental hazards and harmful chemicals in the daily news, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by potential health threats. Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrician Paul Protter, M.D., offers these simple steps you can take to help create a safer and healthier environment for your family.

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