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  • Cold Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference

    Cold Or Flu? How To Tell The Difference

    The symptoms we get during a viral illness are often the body’s attempt to get rid of the virus and to minimize damage. Sneezing ejects the virus from the nose, cough from the lungs and throat, vomiting from the stomach, and diarrhea from the intestines. Fever makes it difficult for the virus to reproduce. The […]

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  • Safe Bedding to Help Prevent SIDS

    Safe Bedding to Help Prevent SIDS

    The following are the safe bedding recommendations put out by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The AAP’s published its most recent recommendations in 2005 (Pediatrics 116:1245-1255):

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  • Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care

    Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care

    As a parent, when you get a call saying that you need to leave work to pick up a sick child, you are put in a tough spot. You don’t want to use your vacation to stay home with a miserable child (that’s no vacation!), you may have limited sick leave, and you may not […]

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  • Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections

    Parents often ask me whether their children’s constantly runny noses are the result of allergies, sinus infections, or of one cold after another.

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  • Hyperactivity and Inattention

    Hyperactivity and Inattention

    We hear about the medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), and wonder if our children might be hyperactive. By age 4, about 40 percent of children act in a way that makes their parents and teachers concerned about ADD (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 6, 339-348, 1985).

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  • Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    She learns to pull herself to standing. Soon she is cruising ’round and ’round the crib, instead of going down for a nap. Then she begins to bounce up and down. Before long, she catapults over the top — generally landing with a loud thud. A long silence follows, then a heart-stopping wail.

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  • Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Holidays with kids can be the most wonderful and the most exhausting time of the year. The key to making this a magical time is planning ahead. (Note: Many of our readers may not celebrate Christmas, but the general principles outlined below can be applied to any holiday.)

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  • Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Every new beginning is also an ending of what was before. Every ending is a beginning. Whenever a baby is born, the world will never be the same. This is wonderful. It’s also okay to grieve for the loss of the way life was before. A mother may no longer have the control of her […]

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  • Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Most of us have some sort of a picture collection from our childhood. There’s the wonderful shot of those tenuous first steps; the picture of a grinning baby covered ear to ear in not only a smile, but green peas, yellow squash, and smashed banana; and the snapshot of a baby sitting in a bathtub, […]

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  • Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    In anger I threw my pager across the on-call room, slamming it against the wall. I don’t anger easily or often, but I was a pediatric resident who had been awake for 36 hours. The pager had gone off one time too many. Sleep deprivation had changed me from a calm, caring person into an […]

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