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  • Girls and Puberty

    Puberty is a time of changes—both physical and emotional. Helping your daughter understand what’s happening and what to expect is…

  • School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child to understand how to make healthy food choices now will lead to healthier decisions in the…

  • Hip Problems in Infants

    A hip problem in infants is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). It is when the ball of…

  • Premature Birth

    When a baby is born prematurely, he or she can have health problems. That’s because some organs are still developing…

  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage.

  • Newborn Reflexes and Behavior

    While newborn babies develop at different rates, your baby should have a series of built-in responses to different stimuli at…

  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestine that can affect premature and newborn babies.

  • Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and…

  • Boys and Puberty

    Most boys experience puberty between the ages of 9 and 16. It’s important your son learn about the changes of…

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health…

  • Managing and Preventing Temper Tantrums

    Managing and preventing temper tantrums is something every parent experiences. Plan ahead to avoid tantrums with simple tips.

  • Febrile Seizures

    Febrile seizures typically occur in children ages 12 months to 18 months. They are generally harmless and caused by a…

  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see…

  • Childproofing Your Home

    Childproofing your home is critically important in preventing childhood injuries and deaths from household items and situations.

  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Babies love to “mouth” things, like their thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers. There are pros and cons for each.

  • Caffeine and Kids

    Caffeine is a drug that should be limited for children and adolescents. Caffeine can lead to higher blood pressure, sleep…

  • Infant CPR/Choking

    Anyone who is spends time with babies should know how to perform infant CPR—and when it’s appropriate to perform CPR…

  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

    Hirschsprung’s is a rare birth defect that affects the large intestine. It is caused by missing nerves near the end…

  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty, also known as gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty, occurs when girls less than 8 years old and boys less…

  • Newborn Sleep Routines

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be some of the toughest for you. You’re up and down…