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Myths and Facts About Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the main reasons why we enjoy a relatively disease-free and extended life span. The others are the creation of antiseptics and ...

Tips to Help Your Children Enjoy Sports

Although after-school sports are a fixture at most schools, recently collected data suggests that the number of children participating in sports is decreasing every year. ...

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is ...

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for fun; school is out and the weather is perfect.  But safety is important to consider whenever you leave the house.  The warm ...

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Spot Signs of Hearing Problems in Toddlers

Is your toddler just not listening or do they have a hearing problem? Are they ignoring you or not actually hearing you? How can you ...

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 ...

How to Protect Your Child’s Hearing

If you’re flinching because your teen’s music is too loud or if you find yourself leaving the room when your toddler starts playing with a ...

Heroin Abuse and Students

Last month I ventured into the non-clinical realm and discussed sports psychology and the, if you will, lighter side of the profession.  This month I ...

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 ...

Pet Ownership May Decrease Infections in Children

A recent study published in Pediatrics suggests that children who are exposed to pets in the first year of life have fewer upper respiratory tract ...

Mothers’ Migraines Linked to Infant Colic

Mothers with a history of migraines are twice as likely to have an infant with colic. The genes that are linked to migraines may cause ...

Measles Making a Comeback

The number of cases and outbreaks have almost quadrupled in the United States in 2011. Normally there have been about 60 cases a year and ...