Pediatrics

Expert opinions and insights on methods to ensure your little ones grow up healthy and strong

  • Is elderberry the tool you need to fight the common cold?

    Is elderberry the tool you need to fight the common cold?

    Learn more about this popular ingredient in over-the-counter cold treatments.

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  • A pediatrician speaks: 7 tips to ease a child's fears about checkups

    A pediatrician speaks: 7 tips to ease a child's fears about checkups

    The doctor’s office doesn’t have to seem so frightening if parents take some simple steps before and during appointments.

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  • Talking with your children about cancer

    Talking with your children about cancer

    Cancer affects the entire family, and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. We are here to help.

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  • HPV and Cancer

    HPV and Cancer

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime.

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  • Don’t sleep on community-acquired pneumonia

    Don’t sleep on community-acquired pneumonia

    Community-acquired pneumonia can strike quickly. Seek medical care immediately if you experience symptoms.

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  • How to pack for a healthy trip

    How to pack for a healthy trip

    Having a happy trip is often a matter of preparation. By planning ahead, you can pack most of what you’re likely to need to stay healthy abroad.

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  • How to be ensure your best health while at college

    Colleges are in session and students are back on campus,which often means living away from home for the first time. It is a really exciting time in the life of a young person and also presents...

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  • Chief of Pediatrics explains why you should get your flu shot

    The 2017-18 flu season was one of the most deadly in decades - more than 80,000 Americans died last year from the flu, almost 200 of them were children. Every year we see young, healthy people...

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  • Tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    While Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is rare, it is a source of worry for many parents. We don't know exactly what causes SIDS, but we do know some ways to reduce the risk.

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  • Still not washing your hands properly? You could make people sick.

    Still not washing your hands properly? You could make people sick.

    A recent study by the USDA shows that people are only washing their hands correctly 3% of the time. Learn the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of proper handwashing.

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  • Flat head syndrome FAQ

    Flat head syndrome FAQ

    Many cases of plagiocephaly are benign flat spots or slight abnormalities on a baby’s head that will resolve on their own over time.

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  • New car seat recommendations for kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information and recommendations on car seats for young children. In an updated policy statement, entitled “Child Passenger Safety,” the AAP...

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  • Breast pumping tips for traveling moms

    Breast pumping tips for traveling moms

    Although pumping can be done in the privacy of your own home, you may find yourself in situations where you’ll need to pump on the go, especially while traveling.

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  • Having problems with breastfeeding? Here are some ways to make it better

    Having problems with breastfeeding? Here are some ways to make it better

    If you're not comfortable nursing, you're not alone, so take advantage of the many services out there that can improve the experience for you and your baby.

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  • Girl power: 6 ways to raise strong daughters

    Girl power: 6 ways to raise strong daughters

    Cut through the clamor of expectations of what girls should be and do with simple steps that can build self-confidence.

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  • Myths and facts about back-to-school vaccinations

    Myths and facts about back-to-school vaccinations

    Vaccines provide protection for your child against an assortment of diseases, including some that can be deadly. Let's rebut some of the arguments raised against vaccinations.

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  • Maintaining healthy eyes in children

    Maintaining healthy eyes in children

    August is the time to prep your child for going back to school. Coincidentally, it’s also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

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  • 5 ways to be a more positive parent

    5 ways to be a more positive parent

    Building a healthy relationship with your child can be done with small investments of time every day.

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  • 3 surprising ways to get sunburned

    3 surprising ways to get sunburned

    With more people being diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, it’s no wonder we are all trying to find out how to reduce our risk of sun damage...

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  • Water dangers can extend to dry land

    Water dangers can extend to dry land

    Your child's dip in the water could create a health risk you can't see — ingesting water into her airways or lungs. That could lead to aspiration pneumonia.

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