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Five Pediatrician Wishes for a Healthy Preschooler

Back to school time usually coincides with health notices, increased awareness of lice, and for some, a reminder to get a flu shot.  If you're not on the way to the doctor's office this fall, here is a list of things your doc still wishes were on top of mind for your preschooler: 1.  Don't make the doctor out to be the bad guy. If you ...read more

Obesity Seen in 1 in 5 American Preschoolers

The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine have published a new study that shows nearly 1 in every 5 American 4-year-olds faces obesity. The study focused on 8,550 American preschoolers born in 2001 belonging to different ethnicities such as Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian. The body-mass index (BMI) of thes ...read more

Run! It’s Lice

At some point in America's history, lice was a public health issue that carried a stigma. Now, it just seems to be added to the list of elementary school rites of passage. As a parent, you hear about lice as if it's a foreign country, and then one day, it's here, and your little child has it! Our first and current experience started on ...read more

Steps to Take to Lessen Lead Poisoning Risk

P { margin: 0px; } If you have any of the risk factors, which might indicate exposure to lead poisoning for your kids, here are some proactive steps you can take. Test your child. The American Academy of Pediatric recommends testing kids at 12 and 24 months, but if you have some of these risk factors, you may want to test every year through a ...read more

Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Worried about Lead

P { margin: 0px; } There is a lot of talk about lead in the news. Here are some questions you should ask yourself. If you answer yes to any of them, you should dig deeper to learn more about how to control the risk of lead poisoning: Does your child like to put things in his or her mouth? Does your home have peeling paint? Was your home bui ...read more

Does Your Toddler Have A Problem With Stuttering?

P { margin: 0px; } As children learn to speak, pauses and repetitions of syllables or words are normal. Parents typically notice episodes of stuttering interspersed with periods of normal speech. The stuttering that is seen in this age group is developmental in nature due to the acquisition of new language. In essence, the child can think of wor ...read more

Accurate Acetaminophen Dosage

Acetaminophen Dosage   Acetaminophen is one of the most common drugs administered to children. The drug is commonly given as a cure for fever and pain. Yet, for dads, it can be one of the most challenging drugs to give a dosage correctly. This is because Acetaminophen is easily available in many forms. It has become a staple res ...read more

Watch out for poisoning

With toddlers in your home, poisoning is another potential danger you have to come to grips with. Their curiosity might induce them to ingest, or come in contact with, toxic substances that could be harmful to them. You will be surprised to know that just about anything can be poisonous to your toddlers. Here is a simple checklist: Aspirin L ...read more

Banish bad breath

Bad breath (halitosis) in toddlers tends to surprise parents as it is generally thought to occur only in grown-ups. Leftover food particles could cause breath odor in a healthy child. Food particles can be stuck between the teeth, at the gum line, on the tongue, or on the surface of the tonsils. The resulting bacterial build-up will react wit ...read more

Giving CPR to Toddlers

Choking can be fatal and a doctor is your first recourse in such a situation. Call 911 or your local emergency number before you do anything else. Obviously in a life-threatening emergency, you don’t want to be reading information off the web. That’s why every parent should get choking and CPR training at their local hospital.  How ...read more

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