192016Jun
Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

Pediatric Sleep Guidelines

American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s recommendations for the optimal number of hours of sleep for children and adolescents in all age groups. Regularly sleeping fewer than the number of recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior, and learning problems. Insufficient sleep also increases the risk for accidents, injuries, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression. Insufficient sleep…

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52016Jun
Eczema

Eczema

What is Eczema? Eczema is an inherited type of sensitive, dry skin. Eczema often starts on the cheeks at 2 to 6 months of age. The rash is most commonly found in the creases of the elbows, wrist, and knees. Occasionally, eczema occurs on the neck, ankles, and feet as well. The rash is red…

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102015Dec
HPV and Men – Fact Sheet

HPV and Men – Fact Sheet

An article by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nearly all sexually active people will get human papillomavirus (HPV) at some time in their life. Although most HPV infections go away on their own without causing problems, HPV can cause men to develop genital warts, or some kinds of cancer. Getting vaccinated against HPV can help…

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42015Sep
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

A New York Times article by Perri Klass, M.D. A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth. That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how important…

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222015Jul
Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

Tips for Assessing and Managing Temper Tantrums By Sandra K Thomas, M.D. Tantrums in toddlers are normal.  They are a part of your child’s development. The most important thing to remember is to ignore them and do not give in. Unfortunately, this does not always work and we have to rethink and not punish. There…

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202015Jul
Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Listed below are a few ideas for increasing you and your families physical activity from day-to-day. You don’t have to enter a marathon or join a sporting team in order to get you and your family more active. Fitting activity into your daily routine is easy if you simply follow some of the ideas in this article….

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202015Jul
Speech Problems

Speech Problems

Some children may repeat sounds when they are learning to talk between 18 months and 5 years, and this can be normal. Sometimes this is called DYSFLUENCY. This happens because the mind is able to think up words faster than the tongue can say them. For instance, your child may pause between words, say “uh”, “um”, or repeat…

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302015Apr
ADHD and You

ADHD and You

By Focalin XR You probably have a lot of questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) –whether you have just been diagnosed yourself, you are the parent of a child recently diagnosed, or you are just curious. Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder can sound scary when you first hear it. This guide will help you…

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82014Jul
Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

By Lana Luise Thomas, Creative Director for Children’s Health Center, P.A. It is no secret that growing up in today’s social society is difficult on young boys and girls. We provide them with the responsibility of IPhones and Blackberries before we allow them to drive, and then we question how they are growing up so…

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