Preventing Poisoning

Recently it was reported that 52,000 children under age 6 were treated in Emergency Rooms for medication poisoning in 2017. While this is a decrease compared to previous years, it is still quite ...

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Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

Obesity in children and adolescents is an ongoing problem in the United States. Several major national and international organizations have concluded that added sugar in the diet is contributing ...

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First Aid at Home

Safety First They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That means the most important thing you can do for injuries is to prevent them. I’ve written many times about safety and ...

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Oh No, My Child Has Lice!

Your child has head lice, now what? As a parent, I can tell you that lice is one of the most annoying aspects of having children. Yes, disease and death are a parent’s worst nightmare, but lice ...

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Your Baby’s First Few Weeks

Your baby’s first few weeks of life are a whirlwind. I previously wrote about what to expect in the first few days after birth in hopes that new parents will feel more confident about bringing ...

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Diaper Rash Basics

If there is one thing all parents can agree on, it’s that babies go through a lot of diapers. Newborns will have 8-10 wet diapers per day and breastfed babies will have a poop with just about ...

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8 Things to Know for Starting Solids

Every 4 month well child check includes the same conversation; when is it time to start solid foods? There is no one answer to this question and the answers, at least some of them, have changed ...

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