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Laundry detergent pods still making kids sick

August 24, 2016

Laundry detergent pods have been on the market in the U.S. for the past four years, but they continue to pose a danger to children, this despite repeated warnings about how sick kids can get if they swallow or chew on pods.

New help for moms with postpartum depression

July 27, 2016
Swedish has opened the first center of its kind on the West Coast to help new mothers struggling with depression. Watch this video to hear one woman’s story.

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.

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.

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.

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