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January 18, 2019

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Important do’s and don’ts of breast-feeding
Thursday, February 1, 2018
“Breast-feeding is a gift that can last a lifetime,” said Virgie Cuenca, IBCLC. “It’s not just food, but protection and medicine for your baby.”
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Caring for premature babies in the NICU
Monday, January 15, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2016, 1 in 10 babies in the United States were born too early. Though common, there are many complications associated with preterm births, including breathing/respiratory problems, anemia, heart defects, neurological conditions and feeding issues.
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How to make sure your kids get plenty of sleep
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Everyone requires adequate, quality sleep each night, but it’s especially important for children because sleep is necessary for healthy development.
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Protect your kids from common ‘daycare diseases’
Monday, November 20, 2017
If it seems like your young children are getting sick all the time, it’s because they probably are. Infants and toddlers are especially prone to contracting diseases because their immune systems are in the early stages of development. Little ones in day care and preschool have an even higher risk.
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Why your child is hard-wired for sugar
Monday, October 23, 2017
If it’s a sugary, delicious treat, chances are your child will devour it immediately. While none of this comes as a surprise to parents, what you may not know is that children are biologically designed to love sugar.
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Model good screen-time behavior for your kids
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents monitor the amount of time kids spend looking at screens, but the ubiquitous nature of our personal devices can make this a difficult task.
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How to teach your children about stranger safety
Monday, August 14, 2017
Rather than teaching “stranger danger,” parents should educate children about safe strangers while emphasizing caution, situational awareness and establishing boundaries.
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Does your child have scoliosis? Everything you need to know about this common spinal deformity
Monday, July 24, 2017
Scoliosis is a common spinal deformity that is often first detected in children and adolescents. With approximately 3 million new cases diagnosed each year, there are multiple types of scoliosis with varying levels of severity — some requiring surgery.
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Do fidget spinners actually reduce stress? Are they safe for children?
Monday, July 10, 2017
Marketed as a stress-relieving toy, manufacturers claim that fidget spinners can help improve focus and ease anxiety by redirecting emotional stress into repetitive physical movements. How many of these claims actually hold weight?
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Your guide to health and wellness during pregnancy
Monday, May 29, 2017
While expectant mothers are tasked with making many important lifestyle changes, a healthful pregnancy does not need to be overly restrictive.
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Understanding and recognizing hernias in children
Monday, April 24, 2017
We often think about hernias as they affect adults, but it is a common condition for infants and children as well.
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Tips for talking to your children about puberty
Monday, March 27, 2017
The conversations can be awkward, especially early on, but there are ways to broach the topic so everyone is comfortable.
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Potty training 101: How to potty train your child
Monday, February 20, 2017
Potty training a toddler can be a complicated task, and there are many schools of thought on the topic, such as incentives and rewards or a series of learning aids. Choosing the right method for your child can seem daunting, but Waldo Feng, MD, pediatric urologist at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, argues that the process can be much simpler once parents know what physiological aspect to focus on.
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Childproofing your home for the holidays
Monday, December 19, 2016
For children across the country, the holidays are the most magical time of the year. While parents are busy preparing, it’s important to take a few extra steps to ensure a safe season, because holiday ornaments, lights and some presents can be dangerous to the littlest ones in your life.
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Educating families about Sudden Infant Death
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old.