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  • Unusual Breath Odors and What They Mean

    Unusual Breath Odors and What They Mean

    In children, smelly breath that persists throughout the day is most often the result of mouth-breathing, which dries out the mouth and allows the bacteria to grow. Children who consistently breathe through their mouths might have colds, sinus infections, allergies, or enlarged tonsils or adenoids blocking the nasal passages, so a visit to the pediatrician […]

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  • Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    A ten-month-old girl, who had been sleeping through the night, has now been waking up each night for one week. She pulls herself to standing in the crib, and rubs her right ear. She calms quickly when picked up by her parents.

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  • Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he seems completely fine.

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  • The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    The effect of sugar intake on children’s behavior is a hotly debated topic in pediatrics. Parents and educators often contend that sugar and other carbohydrate ingestion can dramatically impact children’s behavior, particularly their activity levels. Physicians, on the other hand, have looked at controlled studies of sugar intake and have not found hypoglycemia or other […]

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  • Lead Screening

    Lead Screening

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions a blood test to check for lead should be considered.

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  • When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits Her Head

    When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits Her Head

    When we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal for a child to feel sleepy after hitting her head, and is even O.K. for her to vomit once. The following is a list of signals that tell you that you […]

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  • Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Before you decide to give up nursing, I recommend that you try a few simple things that might make the situation much easier for both you and your baby. If these don’t work, you can still decide to switch to bottle feeding. If, instead, you choose hastily to stop breastfeeding, you might never be able […]

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  • Alleviating Eczema

    Alleviating Eczema

    Eczema is a chronic condition in which sensitive skin reacts to certain triggers, and a rash develops. The mainstays of eczema treatment are moisturizers and ever-increasing strengths of cortisone creams. These steroid creams are really only a stop-gap measure. They alleviate symptoms, but do not improve the health of the skin.

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  • The Dangers of Balloons

    The Dangers of Balloons

    Believe it or not, balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. That’s right. Balloons! This shocking fact was established by a study conducted by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in conjunction with DuPont Institute, and Inchcape Testing Services Risk Analysis and Management.

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  • Helping Children Grieve

    Helping Children Grieve

    Losing a loved one is never easy. Having to explain the loss and help a child deal with it can be very difficult. Here are some suggestions for making the grieving process a little easier for you and your child:

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