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On Fast Food and Silver Bullets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Deborah Mitchell

by Deborah Mitchell When I sat down to write “What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Childhood Vaccinations ,” I vividly recalled how, when I was a small child, my […]

Are My Kids Underweight?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My children dance and do karate and the instructor noticed my kids looked underweight compared to other kids. She suggested I […]

Ear Infections and Antibiotics

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Do you remember the good old days when we were given an antibiotic for just about everything and often over the phone?? Those days are clearly gone and there’s current […]

Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

When Heather Clifford was just 17 years old, she never expected she would ever have a problem with her vision. The otherwise healthy girl was spending an ordinary afternoon out […]

Travel Health & Safety

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Traveling with kids can be a very enriching experience for the entire family. In addition to recreation and relaxation, vacations can be wonderful learning […]

Starting Solids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

Your baby is six weeks old and still not sleeping through the night. The pediatrician says this is normal, your nosey neighbor warns of SIDS and your mother is pushing […]

Are You Raising Fit or Fat Kids?

February 12th, 2013 posted by FeatureSource

There is an epidemic of overweight kids – and you don’t have to read the newspaper or watch the news to find that out. Just take a look at kids […]

Fighting Ear Infections

February 12th, 2013 posted by William N. Nelson, BSME, MS, MBA

by William N. Nelson, BSME, MS, MBA Ear infections are a familiar -and unpleasant-reality for many children. Whether a child is simply tugging at their ears or screaming with ear […]

Make Daily Physical Activity Part of Your Child’s Life

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rae Pica

Here’s some of the bad news about sedentary lifestyles: Forty percent of children ages 5 to 8 show at least one heart disease risk factor, including hypertension and obesity, which […]

What Causes ADHD?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

One of the first questions a parent will have is “Why? What went wrong?” “Did I do something to cause this?” There is little compelling evidence at this time that […]

The Dangers of Shaking Young Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

Many well-intentioned, responsible people who would never dream of hitting a child, think nothing of giving a small child a “good shaking.” But while such punishment was generally considered harmless […]

Ask Dr. Paul – Nightmares & Night Terrors in Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

DEAR DR.PAUL: We have a 29 month-old daughter who has been having night terrors lately. She often wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. Needless to say, my […]

Fighting For Your Daughter’s Life

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

Did you know that over 5 million Americans are afflicted with some type of eating disorder? With the pressure to be beautiful, tall and thin… your little girl just might […]

Mealtime Blues

February 12th, 2013 posted by Catherine Teves

by Catherine Teves It’s mealtime and for many parents and kids, it’s tug-of-war time as well. But according to specialists, toddlers who display picky eating habits are better off not […]

What is Pyloric Stenosis?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, What can you tell me about pyloric stenosis? My first born son had this but other than telling me his first […]

Tips to Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Is your child unwilling to taste a new food? A picky eater often has to be exposed to something new as many as ten to fifteen times before even tasting […]

Asthma – Taking Control Of The Indoor Environment

February 12th, 2013 posted by Laura

[an error occurred while processing this directive] For contemporary and gracious living . It is a scary thing when you cannot breathe. Imagine the feeling of drowning, or literally “gasping […]

Halloween and Kids Teeth

February 12th, 2013 posted by American Academy of Pediatric Dentristy

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for children to start picking out costumes, and for parents to start worrying about their children’s teeth. Bags of sugar-laden candy from […]

My Child Is Always Sick – A Common Problem

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

DEAR DR.PAUL: My four year old son seems to be sick all the time. We are constantly at the doctor’s office getting antibiotics for his infections. I am worried and […]

When Fat Isn’t Cute Anymore

February 12th, 2013 posted by Shakira Andrea Sison

Fatso, blimp, porky, and blubber-bin. These are only a few of the cruel words that overweight kids have to live with every day. For most of them, obesity will be […]

Dear Dr. Paul: We have a four-year-old daughter who has been toilet trained since she was two. Recently, she started wetting the bed at night, but has no problems during […]

Avoid Mealtime Battles – And Still Get Your Kids To Eat

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

As many parents know from experience, kids will survive our mistakes. Please don’t feel like you have to give in to every demand your little (or big) ones make regarding […]

Helping the Overweight Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by DoctorGeorge.com

The Dos and Don’ts Often times parents or other well meaning family members will become overly concerned about a child’s weight. Before jumping the gun, be sure to read these […]

My Child is Obese: What Can I Do to Help Her?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn: “My daughter is 6 years old and obese, weighing 106 lbs. That is well above the 90 percentile line for her age. We have had her to […]

When Your School-age Children Are Sick

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

It never fails. One of your children gets sick when your spouse is away on business and you have a full schedule. To complicate matters, it can be difficult deciding […]

How to Feed a Hungry Teen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Live Well, Be Well Magazine

For the fourth time today, you’ve seen your teenager standing searchingly in front of your open refrigerator. And now you’ve just finished dinner. What gives? Teenaged kids often seem insatiable. […]

Baby Bites: A Smile That Lasts A Lifetime

February 12th, 2013 posted by S. Ricardo

Children’s teeth require special care… Oral hygiene habits developed in early childhood will last a lifetime affecting more than just a healthy smile. Studies show that children with healthy mouths: […]

Hidden Dangers: Children, Choking, and Toys

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Children, Choking, and Toys Children of all ages, not just babies, can choke on toys or other foreign objects. CHAPEL HILL: While watching TV one day, 8-year-old Lee Wright of […]

Never too Young to Start Good Habits

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Childhood obesity is a growing problem among our youngsters, especially with so many activities that no longer require them to run and jump. Couple that with poor eating habits and […]

Why Aren’t Antibiotics Helping My Child’s Ear Infection?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn, My child has an ear infection and started taking antibiotics yesterday. She had 2 doses yesterday, 1 dose this morning and will get 1 this evening. However, […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]