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Pediatric Obesity: The Unspoken Epidemic

  The press has frequently focused on infectious disease epidemics such as H1N1 influenza and HIV, but rarely discusses the growing problem of pediatric obesity. If HIV affected 30% of the population you would bet there would be an outcry for the government to do something about this problem. Right now almost 32% of children 6-17 are […]

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Infant Breastfeeding

New mothers often ask me about the benefits of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding and the amount of time recommended for breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is a recommended in all infants except in rare instances.  There are many benefits of breast milk that cannot be duplicated in infant formulas.  Maternal infant bonding increases with breastfeeding.  Recent studies have shown […]

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5 Tips To Help New Parents Get Some Sleep

  The joy of a new baby is certainly special and something that all new parents experience.  Although parents are thrilled about their new bundle of joy they are not as excited about the lack of sleep that comes with having a new born. Novice parents notoriously get very little sleep, if any at all. […]

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Dental Care for Your Toddler

Sources say that nearly half of all children have tooth decay before Kindergarten age. While it may be tempting to think baby teeth are no big deal, in fact they can become so decayed that crowns or caps are needed. This is particularly true if the toddler is young and it will be several years […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep

-+*According to sleep experts, children in preschool need about 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night, while older children need around 8 to 9 hours. But a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation indicated that over 60 percent of children have trouble either going to sleep or staying asleep during the week. Beauty […]

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Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

  According to Peg Dawson of the Seaport Coast Mental Health Center, as many as 30% of children suffer from sleep disorders. This amounts to three in ten children suffering from a lack of restful and restorative sleep. Much research has been done to indicate that getting enough sleep is critical for the daily restoration […]

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