Entries by Dr. Afriye Amerson

U.S. Measles Outbreak

Your family, your child & the U.S. Measles Outbreak Parents in the U.S. have become concerned about the safety of vaccination; yet, not enough 21st century factual information about the real risks and benefits has been made available for discussion with this generation of parents.  Some pediatricians have adopted a delayed vaccine schedule for childhood […]

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The WHOLE truth about HPV: What today’s woman needs to know to stay on point about the most common STD in the U.S. September is gynecologic cancer awareness month; and I could not think of a better time to put the truth on the line about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Firstly, HPV is not one […]

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Our children do not go outdoors (spending all summer day until nightfall physically active), wear hand-me-downs, or eat primarily home-cooked food. In fact, in 2010, the CDC reported that 17% of American children were obese (13.7% in N.J.). One third of youth are overweight. Research shows that American children may be facing a […]

November is Vitamin D awareness month

Time to test your levels & raise your wellness In the early 20th century, children in Europe and northern United States developed Rickets due to lack of sun exposure. This led to initial research into the importance of Vitamin D in the human body. Rickets (in children) and osteomalacia (in adults) occur due to poor […]

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