62017Aug
Healthy Food for Your Children

Healthy Food for Your Children

Healthy Food Helps your child grow healthy and strong. Can help prevent from becoming overweight Can help to fight sickness. At 12 months of age, toddlers can eat same healthy foods that the family eats. Adolescents should eat healthy food every day. ‘Everyday Foods’ Include: Plenty of vegetables , beans and lentils Fruit Breads, cereals,…

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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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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
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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232014Oct
Nose Care Instructions

Nose Care Instructions

Keep the nose clean and moisturized with saline! Normal saline nose drops are a salty liquid that is like the fluids your body normally produces (tears, mucus), which makes them more comfortable in the nose. Saline is used to moisten the lining of the nose or break up thick nasal secretions. Cleans the mucus out,…

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122014Jul
Nosebleed

Nosebleed

(EPISTAXIS) Most nosebleeds are caused by nasal congestion or chronic irritation. They occur mainly at night or early in the morning (increased blood flow to nose). They are often related to exercise, allergy, and nose picking or sinus infection. Important Questions: Are there any sinus or allergy symptoms? This may include congestion, coughing, hoarseness, creamy…

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102014Jul
Magic Mouthwash

Magic Mouthwash

FOR MOUTH SORES Mix equal amounts of Children’s Liquid Benadryl and Maalox (1 ounce to 1 ounce). Give ¼ tsp. to gargle or swallow every 4 hours to coat the throat. The best time to give this is before trying to eat or drink.

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42014Jul
Hold Your Baby

Hold Your Baby

Next time you are at the grocery store or at the mall, look around and observe all the families with their children. It is wonderful that the babies are included in the outings. However, you may also notice that every infant is either in a carrier or stroller. Studies have shown that premature infants and…

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12014Jul
It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

It’s a Myth! T.V. watching doesn’t improve your child’s mind.

By Sandra K. Thomas, M.D. Can TV watching improve babies minds? The answer is “NO”! New research shows that babies and toddlers who watch TV actually learn less than their counterparts who play with toys or otherwise interact with humans. The American Academy of Pediatricians has come out with a new policy strongly warning against…

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