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Category Archives: Pediatrics

You Are What You Eat!

Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your child eat healthy. It is important to discuss … Continue reading

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Rising Screen Time, Lasting Effects

How many hours of TV does your family watch every day? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should spend no more than two hours watching TV, movies, and playing video/computer games.  It is no surprise that children mirror just … Continue reading

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Concussions—taking caution is a no-brainer

The school bells will be ringing soon and your children will be back in the classroom. As your kids return to the fields or courts for another sports season, it is important to remember how to protect your kids, especially … Continue reading

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Avoid the Backpack Drag and Sag

This Fall, when you see your child’s backpack lying around, pick it up and see just how much weight he is lugging around. If it seems like you’re picking up a bag of rocks, then it’s probably far too heavy … Continue reading

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Icky, icky ticky ticky!

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every time I turn around, someone is talking about how bad the ticks are this year, and with summer here we’re all outdoors more: booking campsites, dusting off your hiking boots … Continue reading

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Potty Training—ditching the diapers

Is it time to ditch the diapers? It probably seems like just yesterday you were changing your toddler’s first diaper, and now you are wondering if it is time to start potty training.  Potty training is a big step, and … Continue reading

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Valentines SHOULD be pink and red, not your child’s eyes

Sharing butterfly kisses with your kiddo? Who doesn’t? It’s a great way to bond, cuddle…and potentially to spread conjunctivitis.  Also known as pink eye, this contagious infection causes irritation or infection of the membrane that covers the white of the … Continue reading

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Late-talking toddlers: Should parents worry?

We parents love to chart our children’s developmental milestones. From the first little smile,  to the first tooth, to the first steps – we look forward to these important moments as our children grow. First words are among the more … Continue reading

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Yummy, yummy for tiny tummies!

Once your baby moves beyond those first weeks of round-the-clock feedings, making sure your baby has the proper nutrition can get a bit more complicated. Breast milk or formula was all baby needed for the first six months of life. Over … Continue reading

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French fries are NOT vegetables

In this age of taco palaces, microwave meals and energy bars, some kids probably think the food pyramid is some ancient Egyptian relic. Overstated? Not necessarily, when you consider that almost 17% of kids ages 2 to 19 are obese; … Continue reading

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