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  • Flu season has arrived - Don't delay, get your flu shot now

    November 13, 2014

    All of the attention over Ebola and enterovirus recently has overshadowed for many the fact that the flu season has arrived.

  • Gluten: Top 4 things parents should know

    October 27, 2014

    Does your child’s stomach get upset when eating a bagel or enjoying a pasta dinner? If so, gluten could be the culprit to blame.

  • Information on enterovirus D68

    September 26, 2014

    On Tuesday the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the arrival of the enterovirus D68 to the state.

  • Reassurance on Enterovirus

    September 18, 2014

    Similar to trends now being seen across the country, Baystate Children’s Hospital has begun to see an increase in young patients visiting the emergency room with a respiratory illness, which may be related to the enterovirus. While most of these children are treated and soon discharged home from the Emergency Department, a small number of children are being admitted to the hospital. Most of those children have been going home within a day or two, and the cases being seen thus far at Baystate are generally less severe than those observed in the Midwest.

  • Understanding and preventing suicide

    September 08, 2014

    Did you know that, in the United States, more people die by suicide each year than by homicide?

  • Pediatricians call for later school starts

    August 26, 2014

    Just in time for back-to-school, and a little late when schedules are already in place for the 2014-2015 academic year, comes a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later.

  • Is your child fully vaccinated?

    August 14, 2014

    Time is running out to get your child’s immunizations up-to-date before the school bells ring once again.

  • Back To School is just around the corner

    July 29, 2014

    “Just as it is important that your child take advantage of the good weather getting exercise by playing outside, there is much that you can do to help your child get ready for school in the coming weeks,” said Dr. Matthew Sadofof Baystate Children’s Hospital, who provides pediatric care at Baystate High Street Health Center.

  • Fireworks are dangerous in the wrong hands

    June 27, 2014

    How many times have you seen young children covering their ears at public fireworks displays celebrating the patriotic Fourth of July holiday?

  • Child abuse is common and can occur anywhere

    April 03, 2014
    SPRINGFIELD- “Child abuse is common, bad for children, and continues to have negative...
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