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Child’s First Visit to the Pediatrician

Having a baby usually means that the near and distant future will be peppered with plenty of doctor’s visits, starting just days after birth. A pediatrician is a parent’s partner in health, wellness and prevention for their children. It is important to maintain all pediatric appointments, which serve to evaluate a child’s growth and development, […]

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Immunizations

Immunizations are a foundation part of preventive healthcare for children and teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control each has recommendations that suggest immunizing children starting at birth. The current vaccination schedule for children contains a list of 12 vaccines that protect against 16 dangerous diseases. The vaccines contain components […]

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Expectant Parents

Did you know? Parents can benefit from the advice of a pediatrician concerning: The umbilical cord Difficulty with breastfeeding Immunizations Developmental milestones Baby-proofing the house Sudden health scares, such as a first fever Teaching a child to sleep through the night Teething Behavioral issues Discipline Water and sun safety And much more Frequently Asked Questions […]

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Pediatric Nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in a healthy childhood and can set the foundation for wellness in adulthood. A balanced and nutritious diet helps facilitate growth among children during a time in their lives when they are developing at a rapid rate. Education is an essential part of teaching parents and children about the importance […]

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Water and Sun Safety

Nearly everyone loves warm weather when plenty of time is spent outdoors swimming under the hot summer sun. But the warmer months of the year are also a time to be vigilant about water sun and safety. Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of the sun and water; and it is up to parents and […]

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sleepapnea

Apnea, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Apnea

There are many different types of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). In obstructive sleep apnea, a child struggles to inhale properly because the airway is partially collapsed. In central sleep apnea, a child’s brain fails to send signals to breathe, resulting in short periods of sleep when he […]

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