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Expert: Children should eat healthier earlier

Children should be given a wide variety of healthy foods right from the start, including lots of fruits and vegetables. This is about a particular diet, but the whole vegetables and fruit recomendations are universal… “Children need to be given the taste of these more healthful foods for their palate before they are exposed to [...]

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US warns of fake antibiotics aimed at Hispanics

This is more of a problem down south, but could become a more local problem. “Fake drugs with names that resemble kids’ antibiotics are being sold in Texas pharmacies, mainly to Spanish speakers, and have caused several hospitalizations, according to US officials. The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers urging them [...]

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Child’s head injury doesn’t always need CT scan

The use of CT scan in minor head injuries is a difficult subject. Another reason why calling us first when your child has a minor head injury is the way to go. “Nigrovic said many children show up in ERs with minor head trauma, but very few have significant traumatic brain injuries, identified as a [...]

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FDA warns about teething medication

This is a very rarely side effect of teething medicines, but the FDA has issued this new warning. Although usually safe, use caution with these medications. ” The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about the use of benzocaine, the main ingredient in over-the-counter liquids and gels used to reduce teething pain in very [...]

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Study links baby-bottle use to obesity

Just another piece of the obesity puzzle. Another reason to lose the bottle at 12 months. “Pediatricians and dentists encourage parents to stop giving their babies bottles by age 1 to prevent their children’s teeth from decaying. A new study shows another good reason to follow that advice: Kids who are drinking from a bottle [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun for the Kids

“Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, aren’t they? In that spirit, in this article they have included some activities for all ages in this edition of Hooray for Holidays! Of course, there are always the tried and true ways to celebrate almost any holiday: play dough, sugar cookie decorating, preparing traditional foods.” St. Patrick’s [...]

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Energy Drink Ingredients Provide No Health Benefit and Make Children Sick

Energy drinks have widely varying amounts of caffiene which can be especially too much for children. “Nearly one-third of kids 12 to 14 years old regularly consume these beverages, which contain caffeine, sugar and other additives, said study author Judith Schaechter, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami. Of the 5,448 U.S. caffeine [...]

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Immunization Resources from the AAP

I have seen huge changes in my career totally due to vaccines. Diseases I saw children die from 25 years ago are now gone. I feel very passionate that vaccines are the most important medical advance for children ever. The next time you have questions about vaccines and autism, consider reading the resources offered by [...]

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Healthy mouth = Healthier child

“Did you know that dental disease is five times more common than asthma? Decay and gum disease in children is America’s most common chronic childhood illness. Fourty four percent of American children will suffer from this disease before they reach kindergarten. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. There are many ways to promote the [...]

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No time to weight: Experts offer tips on combating childhood obesity

This is one of the most frustrating areas of my day. I watch so many children slowly lose the battle with obesity. It takes the whole family working together for success. if you want help, please make an appointment and we can work together. “Simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to [...]

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