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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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  • A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express our pleasure with our children on an ongoing basis and to tell them we are proud of them at specific times.

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  • Its a New Year

    It’s a New Year!

    It is always difficult for me to get used to writing a new year’s date. I get so comfortable with the old year’s date that I sometimes write it automatically. But writing a new date reminds me that the turning of the calendar is a great opportunity to take a fresh and creative look at […]

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  • The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    Guidelines have been set for many health issues. Experts are able to devote a considerable amount of time to a particular question (far more than an individual physician could ever hope to achieve), thus the benefit of many experts’ in-depth knowledge on many different questions is now available to individual families and physicians. A subcommittee […]

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  • Treatment of Bee Stings

    Treatment of Bee Stings

    If one is stung, the wound can be treated in the following ways:

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  • Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws

    Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws

    Although you can’t make the needle go away, there are some things you can do to soften the experience. Click here for a list of things to do for your child before, after, and during a blood draw. The amount of information that can be gleaned from a small amount of blood is truly amazing. […]

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  • A Divorced/Separated Parent’s Guide to Making Visits Count

    A Divorced/Separated Parent’s Guide to Making Visits Count

    If you are a parent who does not live with your child, it’s important to make every visit count. Here are some ways you can do that:

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  • On Being a Physician: A day in the life

    On Being a Physician: A day in the life

    Over the years we have received numerous requests from high school and university students, who are in the midst of choosing a career, asking what it is like to be a physician. Here is Dr. Greene’s reply –

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  • The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    The Essential Components of Breast Milk

    There are a number of breast milk components that are extremely beneficial to babies’ development. Many of these cannot be found in formula.

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  • Handling a Clingy Baby

    Handling a Clingy Baby

    Many children go through a stage when they strongly prefer one parent to every other person in the world. One common pattern is for them to noticeably prefer their mothers during the later part of the first year. The greatest intensity of this typically lasts approximately one month (up to several months.)

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