Entries by Dr. Deanna Yen

“Media, Media Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink!”

Everywhere you look, there they are.  iPhones,  iPads, video games, e-readers. The list keeps getting bigger and bigger. Not a day goes by when I don’t see a child staring down at their parents’ phone while walking down our office hallway to their exam room. Teenagers are looking at their phone while I’m trying to […]

New AAP Policy on Fruit Juice

The American Academy of Pediatrics will soon publish new guidelines on fruit juice intake for infants and children in the June issue of Pediatrics. The AAP released a policy statement originally in 2001 (and revised in 2006) that recommended no juice for infants less than 6 months of age, 4-6 ounces daily for children ages 1-6 and 8-12 […]

A Book Recommendation: Quiet by Susan Cain

Whether you or your child is an introvert, you are married to an introvert or work with an introvert, everyone should read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. In this book, the author Susan Cain discusses how introverts are undervalued in a culture that celebrates extroverts and also helps […]

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety

This is a great article discussing the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. I highly recommend this vaccine to all of my adolescent patients – both male and female. The earlier the vaccine is received, the better the protection. I vaccinated my own daughter as soon as it was available and have even given her the […]