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The Drink Pyramid

The Drink Pyramid is a nice way to think about what you drink. Check it out here    

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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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Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Fail not! Start with one small, easy change and work from there. Make lasting change one small success at a time.

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Headache Homework

Headaches are a common problem in pediatrics with many different triggers and causes. If your child is having headaches, please call our office for evaluation. The following information is for parents of children who have been examined in the office. Track … Continue reading

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Lead Again

The recent recall of licorice candy (here) for unsafe levels of lead is a good time to review this health hazard. Unfortunately, recalls of lead-tainted items too numerous to count. Many parents will remember the large 2010 recall of imported … Continue reading

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Swimmer’s Ear

The first case of swimmer’s ear means warm weather is finally here. Swimmer’s ear is directly related to the length of time the ears spend in, under and around water. The ear canal is a tunnel that leads from the … Continue reading

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Rules of Poop

For parents new and old, stool gazing is more than a spectator sport. With the first sticky, black poop, you’re hooked. Maybe it’s because newborn baby poop changes so much in the first week of life. Maybe it’s because the … Continue reading

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Baby Branding

  Baby food, baby water, baby sunscreen, baby wash, baby toothpaste. Some products sold for babies have specific features; some are just hype. Baby food can be made at home. Commercial baby food can be convenient those first weeks when … Continue reading

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Sunscreen

Here’s a quick recap of current sun safety recommendations: Babies under 6 months: seek the shade of trees, an umbrella or the stroller canopy. Use sunscreen on small areas that can’t be covered. Over six months? Australia’s Slip! Slop! Slap! … Continue reading

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Water: Simply Safe

Water. So many questions about something so basic, so integral to life. Children drink more water per body weight than adults–for infants water that water comes in the form of both breast milk and formula–so it’s important that our water … Continue reading

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