Blogs

  • December 20, 2019

    Acid Reflux in Infants

    It can be nearly impossible to determine what is causing a baby to be fussy. Outside of the usual complaints of having a dirty diaper, being hungry or being too hot or too cold, some babies have issues with their stomachs that cause them to experience very real pain. Others are simply diagnosed with colic, […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Understanding Antibiotics for Children

    When a child becomes ill, often a parent’s first thought is of the need for antibiotics. However, this mindset is often quite inaccurate and does nothing to treat the root problem. Sadly, these mistaken ideas have been built upon by many well-meaning doctors who prescribe antibiotics too liberally or for sicknesses that are not even […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    How to Deal with Pediatric Emergencies over the Holidays

    With pediatric health conditions, parents may struggle to know what is a true emergency and what can wait until the next day when regular clinics are open. Over the holiday season, especially between Christmas and New Year’s, many clinics are closed. When the holiday falls on a weekend as it does this year, numerous clinics […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Keeping the Holidays Safe for Children

    No holiday is fun when someone gets hurt. During the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, most homes fill up with new and different items that can be potentially harmful to children, particularly for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who may not recognize harmful substances. The three biggest problems that parents should watch out for include […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    What Is a Developmental Delay?

    A developmental delay occurs when a child does not reach a developmental milestone at the usual age. These delays could be physical or mental and could include delays in speaking, walking, participating in social play and many more. While some developmental delays are nothing to be concerned about and resolve in very little time, other […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Tips for Increasing a Child’s Activity Levels

    Children these days are much less active than children several decades ago were. Today’s children have plenty of reasons to stay inside and to glue themselves to the television, computer or gaming station. In fact, childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic with the number of children diagnosed as obese having doubled in the past three […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Potty Training and How a Pediatrician Can Help

    One of the most stressful yet exciting times for a new parent is potty training. All sorts of potty training methods have been developed with some parents advocating for letting the child decide when potty training should start and other insisting that an 18-month-old child can be potty trained in only two days. Choosing the […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    What to Know about Your Baby’s First Visit to the Doctor

    In the hustle and bustle of pregnancy concerns, many soon-to-be mothers may not think about finding a pediatrician for their babies. However, every newborn will need to see a doctor shortly after being discharged from the hospital. Knowing what to expect can set parents’ minds at ease. Because this is the baby’s first appointment, parents […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Immunizations and College

    Immunizations have come increasingly under fire in the past several years as some proponents of a more natural lifestyle have argued that vaccines are inherently unsafe and that they should not be given to children or to anyone for that matter. However, numerous researchers have continued to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of these vaccines […]

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  • December 20, 2019

    Dangers of Denying Vaccinations to Children

    The numbers of parents stating concerns about common childhood vaccines have been increasing to incredible numbers throughout the past decade with devastating effects. Increased numbers of cases of previously rare and controlled diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, have been cropping up with a particularly widely reported incident of 10 cases of children dying […]

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