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From teething to adolescence and everything in between. Help keep your child healthy as they grow.

Can I Put My 8 yr. Old Son On A Diet?

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

Dear Dr. Gwenn, I have an eight year old son who is 51″ high and 85lbs. He is hungry all the time and I worry about his food choices. As […]

Just Because It’s a Virus, Doesn’t Mean Your Child is not Sick

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

By the time we become adults, our bodies are old pros at battling the most common of pathogens we face, viruses. Our kids, however, are still developing. Their immune systems […]

Snacking Done Right

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Rallie McAllister

by Dr. Rallie McAllister Snacking has gotten a bad rap. Mention the word “snack,” and visions of cookies, chips, and sodas begin to dance through most parents’ heads. But in […]

Chicken Pox Vaccination or Not?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My family physician has suggested that we have our 18-month-old daughter vaccinated with the chicken pox vaccine. Is there enough information out there to support this recommendation? A: Chicken […]

A Chronically Stuffy Nose May be a Sign of Allergies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Dear Dr. Paul: When my daughter gets a common cold, she also gets a stuffy nose that seems to lasts for a long time. It usually turns into a sinus […]

Can I Use Over the Counter Wart Remover?

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

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My 7 year old granddaughter has 2 warts on the left side of her stomach. They stick out 1/4 inch. She […]

Kids & Exercise

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jenny Wanderscheid

Over the summer vacation, it is very easy for our children to become sedentary. The weather is hot, is some cases dangerously so, and children just don’t want to play […]

Taking Care of Troubled Tummies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D.

by Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. Diarrhea is not the most pleasant topic to discuss or even think about, but the truth is, it affects one and a half million children […]

Cow’s Milk During The First Year

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My daughter is almost one year old and has been on baby formula all of her life. When should I stop giving her formula? I am also feeding her […]

ADHD and Sleep

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep difficulties. However, good sleep hygiene in conjunction with self-soothing relaxation techniques may help to solve your child’s sleep problems. Attention deficit […]

Choosing a Green Pediatrician

February 12th, 2013 posted by Alan Greene, M.D.

by Alan Greene, M.D. Shortly after your labor and delivery, the mixed anxiety and joy of this life experience will be in your past, and it will be time to […]

Kids & Veggies – Winning The War

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cathy Matresse

Everyone knows that children need to eat their vegetables, from grandmothers to research scientists. There’s plenty of data out there with all the reasons. But how do we as parents […]

Teach Kids to Be Active

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Physical activity is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help reduce stress and ensure that a child gets a good night’s sleep. It releases both physical and […]

Helping Your Child Say Bye-bye to Ba-Ba

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Mommeeeeeee! Ba ba!” It’s the third bottle already today for your two year old, and it isn’t even lunch time yet. Did you wait too long to take the bottle […]

Allergy-Fighting Foods

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

If your child suffers from allergies, no doubt you’ve heard the advice to avoid allergens from many sources. What you may not have heard is that there is another way […]

Croup

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

by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with croup. I was told to use a […]

Kids and Yoga

February 12th, 2013 posted by Archana Khambekar

by Archana Khambekar If you think yoga is for the thirty-plus set alone, it may come as a surprise that children as young as preschoolers actually enjoy striking a pose. […]

There’s Still Time to Protect Yourself and Your Kids Against Influenza

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

If you think it’s too late for you and your kids to stave off the discomforts and possibly serious complications of the flu, you’re in for some good news. While […]

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 […]

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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 […]