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Posts Tagged ‘development’

Over-use Injuries in Kids

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

It seems that more and more kids are participating in organized sports at even younger ages. I now have many 3 year olds who are already playing on a soccer team, and kindergartners in football and lacrosse. They are also “specializing” in a sport at younger ages as well. With the focus on one sport at even earlier ages the risk of overuse injuries seems to be greater. (more…)

Common Newborn Questions Answered!

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Well, it seems like it takes more than one column to discuss the first days home with a newborn baby.  After discussing the nuances of breast feeding, there are also many questions regarding all of the noises that babies make. (more…)

Your Daughter’s 1st Pelvic Exam

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I receive a lot of questions regarding when an adolescent girl should begin having a gynecologic exam.  I read an recent article in the September issue of Pediatrics that reviewed the indications for performing a pelvic exam on an adolescent and when it is appropriate to have a gynecology referral. (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…)

Stranger Danger

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We had a question via our iPhone App from an aunt who wanted to talk to her twin 4 year old nephews about “stranger danger”. Unfortunately, this topic has been in the news quite frequently lately with child abduction cases being reported all around the country. (more…)

Why Teens Need Curfews

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

While talking to a mother of a teenage patient recently, the discussion heated up when we talked about curfews.  I remember growing up with the TV news coming on and saying, “it is 11 o’clock, do you know where your child is?” At the time I just hated that as it reminded my parents (who always watched the news) to come downstairs to make sure that I was home. (more…)

Head Flattening in Your Baby

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I have received a number of messages via twitter, facebook and emails in response to the article on sleep positioning. Several of the responses related to back sleeping and the relationship to head flattening. (more…)

Childhood Obesity

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Everyone knows that obesity is on the rise and it is often beginning in childhood.  (more…)

Babies Understand Fairness, Sharing, Selflessness

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

When does a child become aware of sharing, fairness and selflessness? A new study suggests that children may understand these traits, and practice them, as early as 15 months. (more…)

Your Child’s Well Check Visit

Monday, October 10th, 2011

When was the last time you saw your pediatrician for a “well child check up”?  Can you remember how much time you spent with your doctor?  According to an article in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics, 33% of parents surveyed spent less than 10 minutes with their child’s doctor.  Another 47% stated that they spent between 11-22 minutes with the doctor and 20% stated that they spent 20 minutes or longer. (more…)