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Posts Tagged ‘child’

Teaching Kids Gratitude

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving Day is often when families get together to enjoy enormous portions of food and spend time reconnecting. It can also be a time for reflection and gratitude. But why limit giving thanks to just one day out of the year? (more…)

Treatment Strategies for Bedwetting

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Last week we started discussing bedwetting in answer to an email that I had received. I thought it best to define bedwetting first and today discuss some treatment strategies. (more…)

Digital Diagnosis?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Do you check the Internet before taking your child to the emergency room? A new study says that one in eight parents go online for medical information before they take their child to the ER. (more…)

Halloween Candy and Kids

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Trick or Treat!! It’s that time of year where kids and candy become one. After an entertaining evening of trick or treating, you KNOW there’s going to be more high fructose than any one child should consume, so what do you do with the collected bounty? (more…)

A Visit to Your Child’s Doctor

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

From the moment your baby is born until you send them off to college, your child will be seeing his/her pediatrician for well child check-ups. These are regularly scheduled visits which occur quite frequently when you have a baby or toddler and become a yearly visit once your child is over the age of 3. The well child visit is an extremely important part of a pediatrician’s job, and is also your child’s medical home. (more…)

Don’t Call My Kid Fat or Obese!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Even though one in three American children are clinically obese, parents don’t like the words obese or fat used to describe their children. (more…)

Diabetic Children More Likely to Have Asthma

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A new study suggests that children with diabetes are more likely to have asthma, and that children that have both conditions find it more difficult to keep their blood sugar levels under control. (more…)

Kids Need Child-Driven Playtime

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Remember playing outside with your friends after school and on the weekends?  These days you’re more likely to find a child in the house on the computer, or at a scheduled sports event. Research suggests that the lack of adult-free outdoor playtime may have serious consequences for a child’s development and mental health. (more…)

Flu Shot Could Save Your Child’s Life

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Although childhood deaths from the flu are unusual, they do happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report stating that 115 children died of flu-related causes last year.  Less than a quarter of the victims had received the flu vaccine. Experts said that the vaccine more than likely could have saved the lives of these children. (more…)

A Better Night’s Sleep For Your Child

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Kids need at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and some ages need as much as 12. If your child has trouble sleeping through the night, or getting to sleep, a new study says that sleep-related consultations with parents may be the key to helping their child get a better night’s rest. (more…)