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Travel: A great teacher

July 22, 2016
It’s summer and many people are getting away. Most of us take trips to relax and have fun, but travel also can be an adventurous summer school for children, teaching them invaluable life lessons.

Specialized diets for kids with epilepsy can reduce seizures

June 27, 2016
When we think of epilepsy and how it’s treated, we might jump straight to medication. But medication does little to control seizures in some children. That’s when doctors turn to diet.

Colic: what we know about this frustrating infant condition

June 20, 2016

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Colic is a condition in infants who cry incessantly and are difficult to soothe or calm down. Colicky infants often seem to be in pain and this can lead parents to worry and become frustrated. A recent review of the research on colic summarizes what we know so far. 

Finding time for play

June 15, 2016
School is out for the summer and our calendars are filled with vacations, activities and appointments. Make sure you’ve also set aside time for your kids to choose unstructured activities that let their imaginations soar and help them learn about the world. Free play is central to a child’s learning and growth, especially when they are under 7, and has many hidden benefits.

New guidelines for pediatric celiac disease

June 09, 2016
New guidelines have been published for celiac disease and introducing gluten to an infant’s diet. They include key points on breastfeeding and a go-slow approach.

What to do when your child's legs aren't straight

May 25, 2016
Many children have bowed legs or knocked knees. Read on to find out what is normal and when you should seek advice from a pediatric orthopedic doctor.

Spring cleaning should include your medicine cabinet

May 23, 2016

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A lot of people look to spring as the time to finally tackle dust bunnies and an overflowing closet or toy box. This extra cleaning energy should also extend to your medicine cabinet.

New Nutrition Label

May 23, 2016

The FDA just finalized its new Nutrition Facts Label, which will now include the amount of added sugar found in packaged foods.  While this is great news, parents still need to be vigilant when it comes to sources of hidden sugar in foods. This blog highlights key points to remember.

Structural reasons to postpone newborn circumcision

May 18, 2016
For parents who wish to circumcise their sons shortly after birth, there may occasionally be structural or anatomic reasons to defer the procedure. Here’s a look at some of the urologic reasons it may be best to avoid newborn circumcision and what to expect if circumcision is performed later.

Newborn hearing screenings and early intervention

May 13, 2016
Some newborns pass their hearing screenings just fine but also have risk factors for developing hearing loss. 

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In these cases, it’s important for an infant to be seen by an audiologist for a diagnostic hearing evaluation. Catching a hearing problem in infancy could keep a child on track to reach important developmental milestones.

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