No More Gagging! Teaching Your Child to Swallow Pills

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Whether your child has an illness, muscle strain, or a simple headache, having the ability to swallow a pill can be very important. There isn’t a particular age that children can learn …Read More

Say NO to Tanning Beds

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With summer ending and school beginning, your teen may be tempted to keep her tan from fading by visiting a tanning salon. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), many teens …Read More

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Off To College: What You and Your Child Should Know

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It seems only yesterday you were holding your tiny newborn in your arms, and suddenly he is packing up for college! He may seem too young, too inexperienced—and he is. But it …Read More

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Lawn Mower Safety

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Step outside on any summer day and you’ll likely hear the sound of lawn mowers. Though they are a common part of nearly every American home, lawn mowers are powerful machines that …Read More

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Contact Lenses and Your Child

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With today’s designer glasses, it’s a bit easier to convince older children and teens that glasses are cool. But some kids just don’t make the adjustment, or play sports that make wearing …Read More

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Safe Swimming

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In my career as a pediatrician I have lost two patients to drowning–both in family pools. These are avoidable tragedies! The families involved did not think it would, or could, happen to …Read More

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Don’t Forget the Sunscreen! 2015

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School is out, warm weather is here and the rain has let up. Time to have fun in the sun. But, don’t forget the sunscreen! Even on overcast and cool days, time …Read More

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Easing Your Child’s Seasonal Allergies

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Seasonal allergies can make your child miserable! While we can’t keep our allergy-prone children in a bubble, there are things we can do to reduce pollen, mold and dander in our home: …Read More

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Don’t Bug Me!

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Insect bites are more than just itchy and annoying, they can also cause serious health problems. Mosquitos can carry West Nile virus, while ticks can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme …Read More

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Birth and Beyond Pediatrics Encourages Childhood Literacy Through Reach Out and Read

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I loved reading to my children before bed. Our bedtime ritual of reading will remain in my heart as some of my favorite times with my children. It was a great time …Read More

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