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  • Types of Learning and Developmental Disabilities
    Find out the best ways to handle some of the most common childhood learning and development disabilities.   Even though there is more information than ever before regarding childhood developmental and learning Read more
  • TRAMPOLINE (NON) SAFETY
    I’m surprised at myself–I’ve been at this blog for 4 years now and have not mentioned trampolines. Time to fix that. (Please note that here we are not discussing trampolines utilized Read more
  • What is Conjunctivitis?
    Could your child’s itchy, red eye be pink eye? “Pink eye” are two words that no parent loves hearing but it’s one of the most common eye problems to affect both Read more
  • Signs Your Child May Have Asthma
    Childhood asthma is more common than you might think. In fact, it is the most common chronic disorder in children, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Asthma Read more
  • The Importance of Well Child Visits
    The number one goal of parents is to make sure their little ones are healthy and have the best quality of life possible. Of course, this means having a pediatrician Read more
  • The Importance of Nutrition in Your Child's Health
    Your child is growing by leaps and bounds, so it should go without saying that the foods they consume can provide ample energy and fuel their mind and body, or Read more
  • Burn Prevention
    Every parent lives in fear of burn injury to their child. Here is a good, fairly comprehensive list of safety measures. How many do you practice? Do not let cooking appliance Read more
  • YOUR TEEN’S CELLPHONE
    Remember the “Blockbuster Bowl” on New Year’s Day; video rental stores? Where did they go? An entire industry came and went in only a blink of an eye–a few years, Read more
  • What to Do When Your Child Has a Fever
    Your child awoke in the middle of the night complaining that they didn’t feel well. Your first reaction is to put your hand up to their forehead to see if Read more
  • Signs Your Child May Have Diabetes
    You disinfect their toys. You make sure they wash their hands. You keep them from putting odd things they find in their mouths. You do everything you can to keep Read more
  • Insect Bites
    Now that we can finally enjoy spring weather and anticipate summer sunshine, I’m seeing more insect bites of late.  Let’s review a few basic concepts. First, generally one insect’s bite looks Read more
  • Common Pediatric Eye Problems
    When your little one is first born they will go through a series of tests and screenings to make sure they are healthy. This includes checking their vital signs, hearing, Read more
  • WINDOW BLIND CORDS
    Toddlers and cords don’t mix. That is the message from a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. The study examined injuries in children 6 years of age caused by Read more
  • Parents: Protect Your Children from Burns
    From washing up under too hot of water to an accidental tipping of a coffee cup, burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns are some of Read more
  • More On Cautious Use Of Medicine
    OK, back to one of my favorite themes: don’t over treat. A recent study (Read the full article here - Association Between Use of Acid-Suppressive Medications and Antibiotics During Infancy Read more
  • Does My Child Have a Vision Problem?
    As a parent, you may rely on the results of a school vision screening or the fact that your child doesn’t report any symptoms as an indication he or she Read more

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