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Social Media Resources for Parents

Looking for help and advice on setting safe online and media limits? Families can learn and develop house rules with help from the following resources: Common Sense Media Safekids.com American Academy of Pediatrics Kidshealth.org National Children’s Advocacy Center New York … Continue reading

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Constipation, Bedwetting and Urinary Tract Infections

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has an excellent information for parents developed by the department of urology. Its UrologyNewsletter.2016 provides information about childhood constipation, urinary tract infections and bedwetting. The booklet is 20 pages long, and you’ll find a table of … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Coupons?

Tempted by coupons offered to reduce the cost of prescription drugs? The following was forwarded to a pediatrician listserv: Copay coupons don’t bring savings Drugmakers spent about $7 billion last year to distribute copay coupons and drug discount cards, according … Continue reading

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Scars: What to Do

How a wound heals depends on many things. Here’s how to help the healing process. Always clean wounds with lots of running water right after the injury. An infected wound doesn’t heal well. Cuts that are deep and gape open … Continue reading

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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … Continue reading

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Baby Now and Zen: Medicine Cabinet

What should I have in the medicine chest circa 1940s? rectal thermometer absorbent cotton: one pound and toothpicks or toothpick swabs zinc ointment baby oil and cod liver oil These were suggested by Dr. Benjamin Spock in his classic baby care book. The … Continue reading

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Helping the Anxious Child and Teen

A little anxiety in normal in the face of new people and new activities. When anxiety keeps your child from activities or intrudes on family time, it’s important to understand how best to respond to your child and provide support. Parents … Continue reading

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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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Retro: Colored Pencils

Give kids a break from swiping phone and tablet screens. Colored pencils are an excellent gift that help develop fine motor skills. Children under three years of age do best with the chubby, extra thick colored pencils. The color is … Continue reading

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Reading the Box: Tiny Cold Tablets

These tablets are made from lactose and acacia gum to which has been added diluted components that cause sneezing, headache, runny nose and eyes. Homeopathy works on the belief that “like cures like,” and that if you dilute something that causes … Continue reading

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