What are colds? Illnesses limited to chest and nose congestion (or coughing and sneezing in older children and adults) – the most common of all pediatric infections – are commonly called “colds”. These infections are caused by viruses. Many of them will have lots of snot...

Looking for ways to send off the cough and fight the tight chest of exercise asthma? The cough and chest tightness from narrowed and swollen lung airways in exercise asthma can make sports and free play more difficult. But don't let these symptoms keep you off...

This article on sick athletes ran in the Winter, 2018 edition of Ladera Ranch Magazine. Is it OK for sick athletes to exercise? What symptoms should keep someone off the playing field? When trying to decide if sick athletes are too ill to play, I tend to ask the...

Had an amazing visit with a long-time patient that I first met as a newborn. Talked about his studies and future plans. Covered some important sports medicine safety topics Caught up on how his family is doing. May sound like a typical pediatric sports medicine specialist visit- but this...

WHAT IS FEVER? Fever is a defined as a significantly elevated body temperature. Unfortunately, because different people have differing “normal” body temperatures (and everyone’s body temperature varies through the day) there is no universally agreed upon definition of fever. For now let’s say a child has a fever...

Congratulations to Dr. Gladstien on his back-to-back Best Pediatrician Award! ActiveKidMD is proud to announce that Dr. Gladstien has been honored with a Best Pediatrician Award again by St. Joseph Healthcare! For both 2016 and 2017, he was celebrated for: Ranking 1st in Clinical Excellence and Patient Satisfaction...

Every ill athlete or performer wants to know one thing: "Can I exercise when sick today?" As a pediatric and sports medicine specialist, I want to know a few things to make that decision: Is the athlete currently too ill to exercise? Do we have a good...