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Teens and Vaping: What You Need to Know

March 30, 2020

If you have a teen, you might already know about the dangers of e-cigarette use, which is also known as vaping. The U.S. is in the middle of something of a crisis when it comes to teens and vaping. Because March 30 – April 3 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, now is the...

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11 Tips for Managing Seasonal Allergies

March 16, 2020

If spring hasn’t already sprung where you live, then it’s just around the corner. While relief from winter weather is usually welcome, some people suffer from the changing seasons. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as many as 40% of children are affected by seasonal allergies like hay fever. Common allergens...

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8 Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids

February 28, 2020

Do you know how much sleep your child needs? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has guidelines for the amount of sleep children should get. The guidelines are updated with the latest available science and are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The current guidelines are: Infants (4 months to 12 months): 12...

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How to Encourage Good Nutrition For Kids

February 14, 2020

When it comes to eating habits, each child is different. Some children eat well at meals and will try a lot of food. Some kids will only eat certain things or just seem to graze throughout the day rather than sit and eat a meal. Chances are, your child will go through stages where each...

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8 Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

January 30, 2020

Whether you are an expectant parent looking for a pediatrician for the first time, or a parent looking to change pediatricians, making the right choice can seem daunting. There are so many things to consider, but choosing a pediatrician can be a little bit easier with these tips. 1. Ask for Referrals and Opinions Get...

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Eye Tests for Children: Why Screening is Important

January 16, 2020

When it comes to making sure kids are growing and developing in healthy ways, there are many factors to keep track of. One area that needs to be checked regularly is your child’s vision. Consistent vision screenings are an important part of preventative healthcare for children. Your pediatrician is always the best resource for all...

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9 New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

December 30, 2019

As this year winds down, you might be thinking about what you can do in the upcoming year to improve family life. It can be a good idea to sit down with the family and set some New Year’s resolutions that will make life happier and healthier for everyone. We’ve come up with some inspiration...

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What’s the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

December 16, 2019

During cold and flu season, you probably take extra precautions to prevent your family from getting sick. You enforce hand washing, disinfect surfaces, and have the whole family vaccinated. But even when you do all the right things, there is still a chance of your child coming down with a cold or the flu.  The...

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Child Well-Visits: 8 Questions to Ask at Your Next Appointment

November 25, 2019

Whether you are a new parent or have older kids, there are always things to learn about your child’s development and health. That’s why it’s important for you to schedule child-well visits with a pediatrician. Pediatricians are highly trained in the conditions of childhood, so they have a wealth of information you can use to...

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Baby’s First Foods: Tips for Starting Solids

November 15, 2019

As babies grow and develop, their needs change. And time can fly by when watching your child grow up, so certain changes may sneak up on you. One big milestone for infants is branching out from an exclusively breastmilk or formula diet. But what should your baby’s first foods be? For the best and safest...

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