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Treating a cough: What works and what doesn't

March 10, 2017
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Coughing from a cold or the flu is probably the most frustrating symptom we can have -- for children, their parents and even the doctor treating them. Here’s a guide for treating coughs by age.

Not sleeping well? Here's what to do

March 08, 2017
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This is National Sleep Awareness Week, so it's a good time to review healthy sleep habits. I see a lot of adults and teens in my clinic who are chronically tired and have trouble sleeping — both falling asleep and staying asleep. Here are some tips for a better night’s sleep.

Breakfast and kids: Why this meal matters

March 06, 2017
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Most of the 20 to 30 percent of children and teens who skip breakfast may think it’s no big deal, but the long-term consequences can be serious enough to warrant a big family discussion. Research may help you convince your kids to eat breakfast.

Does your child seem depressed? Exercise can help

March 02, 2017
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Does physical activity help children and young adults fight depression? A study from Norway says, yes. The findings back up what I see in my pediatrics practice and should encourage parents to make sure their children have plenty of time to play and run around.

When healthy weight loss takes more than a makeover

March 01, 2017
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Recently the world tuned into WE tv to watch June Shannon, aka Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, reveal her body transformation from 460lbs to a size 4. While many people viewed the makeover from a vanity standpoint—seeing weight loss as simply a fashion statement--the truth is that obesity is a serious medical concern.

Exciting new frontiers in treating head and neck cancers

March 01, 2017
There’s some good news in the treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancers: New treatments are moving us closer to directly targeting and destroying these cancers and easing the debilitating side effects that hurt some patients.

How to help your picky eater learn to enjoy new foods

February 28, 2017
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Busy parents are familiar with this scenario: After a hectic day working and taking care of the kids, you throw together a meal that is quick and healthy. You’re immediately met with resistance by your little ones. While there is no “right” way to handle picky eating, some general guidelines may help you keep this unfortunate hassle from escalating into a more significant problem. 

Can you recognize a heart attack? It might not be so easy

February 27, 2017
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Do you know what a heart attack looks like? The signs can be different for men and women. This graphic can help you recognize a heart attack.

Baby bellybuttons: What's that drainage?

February 24, 2017
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Fairly often, I see infants of worried parents in my pediatric surgery office to investigate the cause of bellybutton drainage.  Fortunately, it’s almost always a simple issue, but sometimes it’s the tip of a very interesting iceberg!

New brace helps some with MS keep moving: A hiker's story

February 23, 2017
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Difficulty walking is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis, but a new brace is helping some of our patients get around better — and more safely.