Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

5 Reasons Your Kids Keep Getting Head Lice
Parents don't need to be worried about stories of super lice, but they should take time to review these basic reasons kids might keep getting head lice.

Childhood Obesity
With the rise in childhood obesity, preventing childhood obesity is an important goal for all parents. Also learn how to help your overweight child lose weight through increased physical activity, healthy nutrition, and avoiding other risk factors for obesity.

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Your Eighteen Month Old - What You Need to Know
What you need to know to take care of your 18-month-old​, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, and more.

Viewing Breastfeeding Videos to Effectively Breastfeed
Breastfeeding books can be helpful, we well as pictures, but watching someone breastfeed, even if it is on a breastfeeding video, can be invaluable.

Your Two Year Old
What you need to know to take care of your 2-year-old​, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety and more.

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Your Three Year Old
Learn what you need to know about your preschool child's nutrition. This article discusses what changes to expect and how to prevent feeding problems.

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Cheese Nutrition Facts for Children
Kids often eat a lot of cheese, but reviewing cheese nutrition facts, you can see that it may not be a great substitute for milk.

Coxsackievirus Infections: What Parents Need to Know
Learn more about the coxsackievirus, which can cause everything from hand, foot, and mouth disease to meningitis.

Are Vaccines Made In China?
I am concerned about all of the reports of problems with toys, pet food, and other products that are made in China. Are any of our vaccines made in China?

Your Nine to Ten Year Old - What You Need to Know
You Nine to Ten Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 9-10 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, bedwetting, and other school age topics.

School Age Growth and Development
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Safety and your Nine to Ten Year Old
Learn about safety to protect your school age child. Page 3.

Common School Age Problems at Nine to Ten Years
Learn about common problems that may affect your nine to ten year old child, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma and allergies. Page 4.

Taking Your Nine to Ten Year Old to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician at nine to ten years. Page 5.

Are Breath-Holding Spells in Children Dangerous?
Learn about breath-holding spells, during which children cry, sometimes turn blue, and then pass out—usually in response to pain or frustration.

Your Fifteen Month Old - What You Need to Know
What you need to know to take care of your 15-month-old toddler, including diet, nutrition, growth and development, safety and other topics.

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What You Need To Know About Your 7-8 Year Old
You Seven to Eight Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 7-8 year old, including nutrition, growth and development, safety.

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Storing Homemade Baby Food
Learn how to safely store homemade baby food for your baby.

Vaccine Shortages
It can be important to be aware and remember if your child missed a vaccine because of an immunization shortage, so that you can get the vaccine once it becomes available.

Your Baby at Twenty Four Weeks
Review basic care tips for your 24-month-old baby, including how to find out about product recalls, storing homemade baby food, high-tech baby gadgets and more.

Infants and Acidic Baby Foods - Your Baby Week 24
Acidic foods, including peaches, tomatoes, apples, and citrus fruits, can sometimes cause babies to have a rash. Page 3.

Staying Home from Day Care
Review general guidelines for when your child should stay home from day care when she is sick and when it may be okay for her to go to day care, like when she just has a cough and runny nose, but isn't fussy and doesn't have a fever.

High-Tech Parenting
Some high tech parenting gadgets that can help keep your kids safe include a rear view backup camera for your car, backup sensors, and a baby monitor.

7 Common Parenting Mistakes
Learning to overcome these 7 common parenting mistakes will get you a long way towards being a more effective parent.

Disneyland Measles Outbreak
Get the latest news from the Disneyland measles outbreak which is spreading from California to three other states and to Mexico.

More Anti-Vaccine Myths and Misinformation
Even more anti-vaccine myths and misinformation are explained and debunked to help you make the right decision and get your kids vaccinated.

More Anti-Vaccine Myths and Misinformation
Even more anti-vaccine myths and misinformation are explained and debunked to help you make the right decision and get your kids vaccinated.

Child Safety and State Laws About Car Seats and More
Do you know the safety laws in your state about car seats and other issues that might help to keep your kids safe? Get the facts with this roundup.

What You Need To Know About Live Vaccines
Live vaccines, despite some parents' concerns about vaccine shedding, have played an important part in combating deadly infections.

Drownings and Near-Drowning Accidents
Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in all age groups, especially young children.

Lawn Mower Accidents and Hidden Dangers
The frequency of lawn mower accidents highlights the importance of lawn mower safety and the reasons to keep young children away from lawn mowers.

Stroller Recalls List
Strollers are usually considered one of the essential baby products new parents must have. Being aware of stroller recalls can also help you to make sure your child is safe in her stroller.

Travel Health Tips for Parents
Get travel health tips before your next trip, such as which vaccines and medicines your kids might need to reduce their risk of getting sick.

Children and the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
While most people think of congenital hypothyroidism when they think of children and thyroid problems, older kids can develop hypothyroidism too.

Treating and Preventing Venomous Snake Bites
Snake bites, how to prevent and treat bites from poisonous or venomous snakes, including basic first aid techniques and things to not do.

History of Autism and Timeline
From Asperger and Kanner developing criteria for diagnosing autism to autistics creating their own organizations, learn about the history of autism.

Learn more about Teens with POTS
Learn more about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which can cause teens to feel dizzy and have a rapid heart rate after they stand up.

Emerging Infections and Disease Outbreaks
Being aware of emerging infectious diseases, such as MERS-CoV, Ebola, and Zika fever, can help to make sure that we don't miss the next global pandemic.

When is an Accident a Crime? Should Parents be Charged?
When is an unintentional injury, such as a car accident, drowning, fall, or shooting accident a crime and not just an accident?

Kids' Travel Health Requirements
We are planning a missionary trip to Guatemala this summer. Do my kids need any special shots or medications before we leave?

Preventing Childhood Infections
I think I have a bad cold virus. How do I keep my wife and new baby from getting sick too?

5 More Myths Concerning Breastfeeding Dispelled
There is lots of untrue information out there concerning breastfeeding. In this article, we explore the inaccuracies of some common myths.

Do You and Your Baby Need A Lactation Aid?
Lactation aids help you supplement the amount of breast milk that you feed your baby. Lactation aids can be improvised or purchased commercially.

Guidance on How to Effectively Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is best but must be done effectively. Here are tips on how to best breastfeed your baby and meet her dietary and nutritional needs.

Wondering Whether Your Child's Backpack Is Too Heavy?
Is your child's backpack too heavy? Heavy backpacks are unhealthy. A backpack should weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of your child's weight.

Measles 2016 Recent Outbreaks and Exposures
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.

Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for Kids
Although it may take a little more work and planning, it is certainly possible to raise a healthy vegetarian or vegan child or teen.

Hunting Accidents, Gun and Shooting Tragedies
To protect children from hunting accidents, in addition to reviewing typical gun safety advice, it is important to understand that hunting accidents and tragedies do actually happen.

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Down Syndrome - Causes, Risk Factors, Types, and Fears
What are the causes of the different types of Down syndrome, and what role does a woman's age and heredity play as risk factors?

Home Temperature for a New Baby
After questions about the correct way to take their baby's temperature and recognizing if they have a fever, a very common question is about the best temperature to keep their home at to keep their baby safe and comfortable.

Newborn Baby Care Basics
Get tips on baby care, including information on feeding your baby, baby sleeping schedules, and baby proofing to keep your baby safe, plus learn about routine care tips and health recommendations.

Booster Seat or Seat Belts?
Parents almost always know they need to put their newborn, infant, or toddler in an age-appropriate car seat, but sometimes get confused about when their kids are ready for regular seat belts and no longer need a car seat or booster seat.

Treatments for Constipation in Infants and Children
Constipation is a common problem for infants and children. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to treat the problem.

Rashes Caused by Caterpillars
Learn about rashes associated with the white-marked tussock moth caterpillar to avoid misdiagnoses of other, more severe viral rashes.

Can your pediatrician still ask about gun safety?
Learn why the Rick Scott gun law can harm children and pediatricians are still working to fight it.

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child
Have a strong-willed child who is hard to discipline? Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child is a must-read parenting book.

Wondering If Your Toddler Needs Multivitamin and Iron?
Wondering if your toddler needs a multivitamin with added Iron? Learn why and the ways you can include good sources of iron-rich foods in their diet.

Preparing Baby Formula - Should I Boil the Water?
Learn how to safely prepare your baby's formula with water to help avoid safety hazards and other problems. Should you use warm or hot water?

Is MRSA Contagious?
Mersa is another name for MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause skin infections.

Risks of Toddlers Drinking Too Much Milk
Review the risks of a toddler drinking too much milk, including becoming constipated, overweight, underweight, or developing iron deficiency anemia.

Window Safety and Preventing Falls
Learn how to prevent falls out of open windows by installing window guards, wedges, or stops.

Stopping Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children
What causes vomiting and diarrhea in children and what treatments work to stop it. Does flat 7 UP or COKE really help or is that just a rumor?

Diagnosing Genetic Syndromes
Follow Dr. Iannelli as he tries to diagnose a tall young boy with multiple serious health conditions. Is it an identified genetic syndrome?

Head Lice - Natural Home Remedies
A pediatrician discusses head lice symptoms and whether natural home remedies are safe and effective. Learn the best ways to treat the condition.

What to Do When Babies Get Mononucleosis
Parents wonder if babies can get mononucleosis. Unfortunately, they can. Review the symptoms and treatment of mono in infants and young children.

Natural Treatments for Constipation
Review natural treatments to treat a child with constipation.

Are Penile Adhesions Evidence of a 'Bad Circumcision'?
Is it better to leave penile adhesions in newly circumcised babies alone or should you intervene? Find out which treatment plan is right for your son.

Kids and Milk - What Type of Milk to Give Children
Review when you should change kids from whole milk to low-fat​ milk.

How to Prevent Your Child's Migraine Headaches
Most parents don't know that migraines are can and do affect kids. Learn about the different treatment and prevention options to discuss with your doctor.

Mixing Baby Formula Brands: Is It Okay to Switch It Up?
Since there are dozens of different types of baby formula on the market, is it okay for baby or safe to be mixing or switching between formula brands?

Nestle NAN Baby Formula - Availability and Substitutes
Is NAN baby formula available in the United States? How can you find it or what are some equivalent formulas that you could substitute instead?

Diabetes Symptoms
Review the problem of having sugar or glucose in your urine, or glucosuria, which is one of the signs of diabetes.

Tips for Parents Whose Babies Are Always Fussy
With these tips, learn what you should do if you have a baby that never gets to sleep, can't get enough to eat, is never satisfied and always fussy.

Are There Cold and Cough Medicines for Infants?
Caring for an infant with a cold may be difficult for parents because most cold and cough medicines for babies have been taken off the market.

Switching to Whole Milk
Learn about how to change your child from an infant formula to whole cow's milk so that she continues to get enough calcium in her diet.

Daycare Syndrome and Frequent Infections
Is your child sick all the time due to daycare or due to an immunodeficiency problem? Learn the difference, and how to help your kid stay healthy.

Baby's First Tooth
When should my baby get his first tooth and start teething?

Kids and Weightlifting or Strength Training
When can kids get into weight lifting? My 11 year old son, who is very athletic, wants to begin lifting some free weights to help get more fit.

Is Bronchitis Contagious?
Learn more about bronchitis, including the symptoms of bronchitis and whether or not bronchitis is contagious.

Why the Hepatitis B Vaccine for Newborns is Critical
Learn why getting the birth dose of the hepatitis B vaccination is so important for all newborns, even if your baby isn't at high risk for infection.

Baby Food Stages and Steps - Gerber & More
Review the ages, stages, and steps, at which your baby can eat each type of baby food.

Fish Oil Supplements for Kids Benefits and Info
All kids need vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to be healthy and grow normally. If you kids don't eat fish, they could need another source of omega-3 fatty acids, including other foods supplemented with fish oil, a multivitamin with DHA and EPA, or other fish oil supplements.

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Pediatric Hip Pain Symptoms, Causes, and Evaluation
Hip pain is surprisingly common in children and there are several possible causes. What could this pain mean and what tests are done to find out?

Symptoms of Thyroid Problems in Children
Thyroid problems are not rare in children, but they are not as common as many parents believe. Reviewing some common thyroid symptoms can help you to know when to get thyroid function tests ordered for your child and when to look for another cause for your child's symptoms.

What Are the Symptoms of Food Poisoning in Children?
Learn the symptoms of food poisoning to distinguish when your child may be sick from eating contaminated food from when they may have a stomach virus.

Preventing Motion Sickness
Learn how to prevent and treat your child's motion sickness before your next family vacation, whether your child gets motion sickness in a car, boat, airplane, or playing video games, etc.

Swine Flu Vaccine - Influenza A (H1N1) Basics
Is there still a swine flu vaccine problem? The influenza A (H1N1) virus was a new strain in 2009. See what happened and your current risk.

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Scabies Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Scabies is a skin infestation with a microscopic mite that can cause an intensely itchy rash. Learn how it is diagnosed and treated in children.

School Refusal - Kids Who Don't Want to Go to School
Some kids just dread going to school and suffer from school refusal. For these kids, going to school may become so stressful they have temper tantrums.

Childhood Insomnia Causes and Treatment
Children with insomnia either have trouble going to sleep, staying asleep, or are simply not well rested Learn about common causes and treatments.

How to Stay Safe and Infection-Free While Swimming
How can you keep your kids safe when swimming including avoiding germs that cause sickness in the water of pools, lakes and water parks?

Sunscreen Ingredients: What's in Your Kid's SPF Cream?
From UVA and UVB protection to what's actually in your kids' sunblock, learn which sunscreen ingredients should be listed for your child's sun safety.

Thumb and Finger Sucking or Pacifiers
Review the issue of whether it is better for babies to suck their thumb or fingers vs using a pacifier.

Pet Turtles and Salmonella Infection in Children
Review the warnings about Salmonella bacteria from pet turtles, other reptiles, and amphibians, which many families keep as pets and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

Anxiety Symptoms in Children
Since all kids have some fears and phobias, it is important to learn the symptoms of a true anxiety disorder so that you know when to get your child help.

Organic Milk for Kids
Some parents are turning to organic milk as a healthier option for kids because it is made without growth hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides.

Can You Get Mono and Strep at the Same Time?
Review whether or not your child can get mono and strep throat at the same time.

Weight Loss Goals for Overweight Kids
If your child is overweight, setting weight loss goals can help. Learn when it is right to stop gaining vs. losing weight for kids and how to start.

What Are Good New Year's Resolutions for Kids?
In addition to your own, this year, how about helping your kids come up with some New Year's Resolutions?

How to Cope With Parenting Stress and Anxiety
Parenting anxiety is a common issue, whether you are a first time parent bringing home a newborn, or you are worried if your kids have enough friends in school. Learn some ways to cope with the stress and anxiety of being a parent.

Teen Cutting and Self-Harm Behaviors
Cutting is a self-harm behavior in which teens deliberately cut or scratch themselves in order to cope with negative emotions (anger, sadness, etc).

Treatment Tips for Hard-to-Control Eczema in Children
Learn how to control a child's difficult case of eczema, including the role of Staph infections and other factors that should be part of treatment.

Wet Dressings for Eczema
Although often used for other itchy rashes, wet dressings can also be helpful to eczema flares under control. Learn how to use wet dressings to treat hard-to-control eczema.

Your Child has Fever - Don't Panic
Parents often worry when their child gets a fever, and they get fever phobia. Learn why you shouldn't panic, and what you should do instead.

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Don't Panic When Your Kid Gets Head Lice
Head lice infestation is common in children and does not indicate poor hygiene. Quickly learn how to treat head lice properly the first time.​

What to Do If You Lose Your Vaccine Shot Records
Your child has had all or most of his vaccines, but you can't find his vaccine records. Your doctor can't find them either. What do you do?

What to Know About Soy Milk and Soy Baby Formula
Review the possible harmful effects of soy baby formula and why they usually aren't necessary for babies with colic, diarrhea, and premature babies.

Baby and Infant Feeding Schedules for Food Types
Review some basic baby feeding schedules so that you know when to start giving your baby cereal, vegetables, fruits, and table foods, and how much breastmilk or formula he should be drinking.

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Chicken Pox Symptoms and Treatments
Even though there's a vaccine, chicken pox is still a fairly common infection in young children.

Overview of Cradle Cap
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for infants with cradle cap, a skin condition that causes flaking and scaling on a baby's scalp.

What Are Bed Bugs and What Do the Bites Look Like?
Bed bug infestations are now a problem in many homes and apartments. Clinicans ofter misdiagnose the little red bites, which makes the problem worse.

Is the BRAT Diet Necessary for Your Child?
Although starting a BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, is popular among parents when their kids have diarrhea, it's usually unnecessary.

Responding if Your Child Discloses Child Sexual Abuse
Do you know what to do if your child discloses that she has been sexually abused or if you discover that your child is sexually abusing others?

Years of School to Become a Pediatrician
Review how many years of school, including college, medical school, and a residency program, that you must finish to become a pediatrician.

Children's Calcium Requirements
Learn how much calcium your kids need to build strong bones and about many of the foods that are good sources of calcium.

Calcium Rich Foods
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Treating Acid Reflux in Babies and Children
Discover the acid reflux treatments available for babies and children, including lifestyle changes and antacids and acid reducers such as Zantac.

Adderall and Adderall XR for ADHD (Dosage, Side Effects)
What are the dosages of Adderall and Adderall XR for ADHD in children, what are some of the side effects and what are some of the concerns?

Understanding Kids with ADHD
Learn about the symptoms, tests, and treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Pill Swallowing Tips for Kids with ADHD
Review tips for getting your child with ADHD to take his medicine, from swallowing pills to changing to a patch or liquid medicine.

Thrush - An Oral Yeast Infection in Children
Thrush is a common infection causing white patches in an infants mouth. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Pediatric Winter Health Tips for Cold and Flu Season
Winter health tips from a pediatrician for a healthy cold and flu season for your child. What do you need to know as a parent?

Side Effects of ADHD Medications - Treatment Basics
Learn how to minimize the chances of your child having side effects from taking an ADHD medication, such as Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, or Strattera.

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When to Stop Using ADHD Medications
It is often clear when a child needs to start ADHD medications, as their ADHD symptoms are causing some form of impairment. But when should you stop them?

Symptoms of Mono to Look for in Toddlers and Kids
Mononucleosis, or mono, is a common childhood infection that can cause symptoms in toddlers and kids such as a sore throat, fever and swollen glands.

What To Know About Measles
Learn about the common symptoms of measles so you can recognize if your child gets sick with this highly contagious infection that still leads to serious complications.

Side Effects of Pediatric Drugs like Flonase and Amoxil
The possible side effects of pediatric medications can be lengthy—Learn some of the common side effects for drugs such as Flonase, Ritalin and Reglan.

Traveling and Medicines for your Kids
Traveling with kids can be hard enough, but traveling with a sick child can be especially difficult. Review some tips for safe and healthy traveling for kids, including how to get your child's medications and medical supplies through airport security.

Common Home Remedies for Sick Kids
Pediatricians often recommend home remedies, such as a Neti pot for chronic sinus infections, high fiber diets for constipation, and duct tape for warts.

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How Cups and Tic-Tacs Can Make Swallowing Pills Easier
Swallowing pills is a skill that many kids learn at about 10yrs old—Some tips like pill cups, to help when medications must be swallowed in pill form.

What Are Some Common Signs Of Autism?
Review some of the common signs of autism in children.

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Is Poison Ivy Contagious?
Learn about the science behind a poison ivy rash, including how it forms and spreads, and whether you can get it by touching someone else's rash.

Measles Treatment
Although there is no specific measles treatment, most parents aren't used to their child having a high fever (up to 103 to 105 degrees) for 5 to 7 days, so it is important to know what to do, make sure your child is comfortable, but not expose other children while your child has measles.

Understanding Sugar and Added Sugars
Although it seems like sugar has become the enemy these days, it is important to understand that it is more important to avoid added sugars in foods, instead of natural sugars that might be present in many nutritious foods, including milk, fruits, and vegetables.

Youth Sports Restrictions
Although we encourage most kids to be active and play sports as part of a healthy lifestyle and to avoid childhood obesity, there are some sports that children with certain medical conditions should avoid.

Protein Rich Foods for Kids
Review common protein-rich​ foods that your kids may be eating and learn if your children are getting enough protein in their diet.

Folate Rich Foods For Pregnant Women and Infants
Folate is an important vitamin. Learn about folate-rich​ foods so that you can make sure your kids are getting enough folate in their diet.

High Fat Foods Your Kids Should Avoid
Is your child getting too much fat in her diet? These are the worst high-fat culprits for food you may serve at home or buy at fast food restaurants.

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A Healthy Eating Plan for Kids
A healthy eating plan that you can use to help your kids reach their goals for eating fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and drinking milk.

Baby Birth Weight Statistics
Was your baby born too big, too small, or just right? Check the average birth weight of other babies and other baby birth weight statistics to see how your newborn compares on the growth charts.

Return to Play Concussion Guidelines
Following proper return to play guidelines after a concussion can help avoid complications of concussions, such as second-impact syndrome.

WHO Growth Charts for Children (Boys and Girls)
WHO growth charts help monitor how well young children are growing. For kids under age two, WHO growth charts are recommended over CDC growth charts.

Best Age for Children to Learn How to Ride a Bike
Riding a bike is an important milestone for kids, but not one to stress over. Most kids learn to ride a bike when they are ready, no matter which method you choose to teach them, so remember to keep it fun.

Understanding the Five Food Groups
Learn about the five food groups, what nutrients your child can get from each, and how you can use them to build a healthy eating plan for your kids.

How to Buy Groceries for Kids
Learn how to make a healthy grocery list for your kids and understand which groceries you might want to keep out of your shopping cart.

Is Your Child's Diet Causing Constipation?
Find out what the common causes of constipation are in children and how you can prevent and treat your child's constipation with dietary changes.

Food Coloring and Food Dyes
Food coloring and dyes have been used throughout history, though most food coloring was natural and didn't include the artificial dyes used today.

CHILD-1 Diet and Nutrition Recommendations
The CHILD-1 diet and nutrition recommendations to limit added sugar and high-fat foods and eat more high-fiber foods can help kids who are overweight, have high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

When is it too much? Treating Pediatric Earwax Buildup
Although having earwax is normal and has many benefits, it's possible to have too much. Learn how to prevent and treat excessive buildup in your kids.

Tthe Signs and Symptoms of Galactosemia
Learn about the symptoms and treatment of galactosemia, a genetic disorder in which children are unable to break down and use the sugar galactose.

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Toenails
Older children and teens often get an ingrown toenail either because they wear tight-fitting shoes that put pressure on their toenail or they trim their toenails too short.

Terrible Twos and Your Toddler
By learning more about the terrible twos, a normal stage in your child's development, it can make it easier to get through it and make sure that you aren't contributing to more battles than are necessary.

Deaths From Flu - 2015-2016 Flu Season
Deaths from flu are a lot more common than people think. Thousands of adults and hundreds of kids die each year from the flu, which is a good reason to get a yearly flu vaccine.

Vaginitis in Children & Teens - Symptoms & Treatments
Vaginitis refers to inflammation or infection of the vagina and is a common problem in girls, both before and after they start puberty.

Sippy Cups - Use and Misuse for Babies
How should sippy cups be used and how can they be misused or be harmful as a transition from the bottle or breast to a regular cup?

New Flu Virus Strains
Seasonal flu is scary enough, as it caused over 150 deaths in children during the 2012 to 2013 flu season. Review what you need to know about H3N2 and H7N9, the new swine flu and bird flu strains that have been in the news.

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When Should You Start Potty Training Your Child?
Most children are ready to begin potty training between 18 months and 3 years of age. The following tips can help kids warm up to the idea.

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The Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars
Review the hidden dangers of kids being left or getting trapped in hot cars, which can lead to heat stroke and death.

Baby Safety Gates
A baby gate is an essential childproofing tool to keep your child safe, including keeping him off stairs and out of rooms that aren't childproofed.

Choking and Choking Hazards
In addition to regularly checking the floor, your car, and other areas where your child crawls, walks, and plays, for choking hazards, learn what other steps you can take to keep your kids safe from choking.

Lightning Strikes: Keep Your Kids Safe
Statistics about lightning strikes show that they kill about 55 people a year, so lightning safety is important to talk about with your kids.

The Best Humidifiers for Kids - From Vicks to Honeywell
Use this list of best humidifiers and vaporizers - from Vicks to Honeywell - to choose the product most likely to reduce your child's cold symptoms.

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Kids and Dog Bites
Learn how to prevent your kids from being bitten by a dog, including not leaving them alone around a dog and other basic safety measures.

Pool Safety Tips for Parents
Review these pool safety tips to prevent drownings in your children and promote water safety when swimming around pools and spas.

Toddler Milk and Calcium Requirements
My 14 month old has a milk intolerance. He has been on a soy formula, because he has diarrhea every time that we tried to give him a cow's milk based formula. He also had diarrhea when we recently tried to introduce regular cow's milk. Does he really need to drink milk?

How Sinus Development and Infections Happen in Babies?
Wondering how your baby has a sinus infection before their sinuses have fully developed? Learn about how doctors tell between a cold or something more

When Is Too Much Fruit Juice Unhealthy for Your Child?
Drinking too much fruit juice can lead to obesity, cavities, and gastrointestinal problems — Learn more about when too much juice is bad for children.

Dental Health Guide for Children's Teeth
Parents often have questions about how to take care of their children's teeth. When should you start brushing? What kind of toothpaste is best? When should you go to the dentist? Knowing the answers to these questions can help you keep your kids' teeth healthy and cavity free.

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Interview with a Pediatrician
An interview with a pediatrician for students interested in a job in pediatrics, including how long you have to go to school, premed class requirements, and getting into medical school.

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Before You Buy Children's Vitamins and Minerals
What to know before you buy vitamins and minerals for your infants and children? Learn about iron, calcium, fluoride, vitamin D, and multivitamins.

Fifth Disease - Common Childhood Infections
Fifth disease or slapped cheeks disease is a common childhood viral infection that causes red cheeks and a pink lacelike rash on a child's arms.

Cold and Flu Treatments
Typically, parents just treat the symptoms of a cold or the flu and make their child comfortable. But now there are medications to help treat the flu.

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Allergy Treatments and Medicine for Kids
Allergies are common in children, and fortunately, there are many good treatments that can help you control your child's symptoms​.

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Strattera Is a Non-Stimulant Drug for ADHD
Strattera is a non-stimulant medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD in children and adults. Learn about its pros and cons.

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The Developmental Milestones of Two Month Olds
What you need to know to take care of your two month old, including information on nutrition, growth and development, safety and common problems.

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Your Newborn Baby: Nutrition & Safety
You Newborn. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, safety, and other topics.

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Photos of Babies with a Club Foot Deformity
Pictures of babies with a club foot deformity, both before and after they have been treated with casting.

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Ages and Stages Photo Gallery
The Ages and Stages Photo Gallery will help you view other children at all of the different parenting ages and stages and get more information about all of the common issues and problems that you may face at different times as your child grows up.

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First Aid and Safety Photos
A first aid and safety photo gallery to help you learn how to keep your kids safe, review hidden dangers, and be prepared when your kids get hurt.

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Premature Babies
A photo gallery of premature babies describing some of the things that you can expect in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when you have a preemie.

Poison Ivy Pictures
Review pictures of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, so that you can identify and avoid them, and see what kind of rashes that poison ivy can cause.

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300 New Vaccines in the Pipeline
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Deaths from Measles vs. the Measles Vaccine
Misinformation from anti-vaccine websites about measles deaths and measles vaccine deaths shouldn't stop you from vaccinating your kids and getting them protected against measles.

Vaccine Mandates Equals Forced Vaccination
State immunization laws and vaccine mandates have nothing to do with forced vaccination. They also don't take away your informed consent, are not against the Nuremberg Code, and are not unconstitutional.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Warns Patients about Vaccine Shedding
Not only is Johns Hopkins Medical Center not telling cancer patients to avoid contact with children who recently received vaccines, they have gone out of their way to correct that misinformation from anti-vaccine websites.

Vaccines and Homeschooling Myths
If statistics from other states are a guide, passing SB 277 and eliminating personal belief exemptions for vaccines won't affect California's homeschooling rates that much.

Measles Outbreaks in China
It should be clear that anti-vaccine websites are putting out false information when they say that China is having measles outbreaks when 99% of the population is vaccinated.

Your Baby, Week Two - What to Expect at Home
Review how to care for your newborn baby during her second week, including what to expect at your baby's two-week​ check-up.

Health Alert - Baby TV
Should babies watch TV? The American Academy of Pediatrics says no, but many parents think it is okay. Learn more about this issue and then see if you still want to turn that TV on when your baby is around.

Setting Screen Limits
Does your family need a media diet? Review the recommendations from the AAP about setting screen limits for your kids, including rules for watching TV and using electronic devices, including iPads, computers, and video game consoles.

Vitamin D for Breastfeeding Babies
Breastfeeding infants and children need a vitamin D supplement to help prevent rickets, as breastmilk is not a good source of vitamin D.

Children's Oral Health
Good oral health and dental care starts early, in your baby's first year, which is why it is a good idea to schedule your child's first visit to the dentist by his first birthday.

First Visits for your Child
From the first Pap test to the first eye exam, staying up to date on the latest guidelines on first visits can help keep your kids healthy.

Youth Sports and Exercise
To stay healthy and avoid getting overweight, kids should be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day. Keep in mind that part of staying healthy is learning to avoid injuries, including concussions and overuse injuries.

Recommendations for Car Seats
To be safe, your kids should be in an age and size appropriate car seat that fits in your car and which is installed correctly every time they ride.

Kids and Caffeine
Learn what the AAP says about kids, caffeine, and energy drinks.

Calcium and Vitamin D for Healthy Bones
Foods rich in calcium and vitamin D and daily weight-bearing exercises are a great recipe for building healthy bones for kids.

Iodine for Breastfeeding Mothers
Iodine is an important mineral, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Are you getting enough iodine in your diet or from your prenatal vitamins?

Broncholitis and RSV
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common infection that can cause kids to have trouble breathing and can sometimes be life-threatening. New guidelines will help your pediatrician better treat your child if he gets RSV.

Childhood Obesity
Pediatricians should encourage kids to be physically active and avoid non-physical activities to help reverse the current trends of increasing rates of childhood obesity.

Colic - Your Baby Week Six
Unfortunately, even after three or four weeks of symptoms, colic isn't going away yet for most babies. Review common treatments for colic as symptoms are peaking when your baby is six weeks old.

Rules for Starting Solids for Babies
Although pediatricians don't worry so much about allergy foods any more, there are still some rules about starting baby foods.

Autism Screening
To help identify and diagnose children as early as possible, all toddlers should be formally screened for autism when they are 18 and 24 months old.

Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Screening for a sexually transmitted infection, whether it is chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphylis, or HIV, etc., is not something might expect from your pediatrician, but it is important, especially if your teen is sexually active.

Lipid Screening in Childhood
Review the latest recommendations for lipid screening in childhood for all kids and for those who are at high risk to develop early heart disease.

Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks
Sports drinks and energy drinks are often misused by children and teens. Drinking water is a better choice for most kids when they are exercising.

Fruits and Veggies
Follow the MyPlate recommendations to make half your plate fruits and veggies and include a variety of colors so that your kids get all of the vitamins and minerals they need.

AAP Recommendations on Circumcision
Even as they acknowledge that the health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks, the AAP still doesn't recommend routine circumcision of all boys.

First Visit to the Pediatrician
This will likely surprise most parents, but the first visit to your pediatrician may be the most important. Review when your baby should have her first visit with her pediatrician.

Your Baby at Seven Weeks
Learn about tummy time, baby vaccines, choosing a day care, plagiocephaly, safety, and your baby's development as she reaches seven weeks old.

Week Seven Safety Alert - Burns
Review how to protect your baby from getting burned, including setting the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees and having a home fire escape plan.

Safety Alert - Traveling with your Baby
As your baby gets older, you may be taking her out in public more and may even consider traveling now. Taking a vacation doesn't mean that you should take a break from recommended safety practices.

Week Ten To Do List - Emergency Info Checklist
This Emergency Information Checklist makes it easy to collect emergency information and post it by your phone and provide it to your child's babysitter or other caregivers in case of an emergency.

Breastfeeding
Review common breastfeeding issues that may come up when your baby is three weeks old, including supplementing with a bottle, using a pacifier, and feeding during a growth spurt.

Latest American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations
From car seats to vaccines, the American Academy of Pediatrics routinely publishes recommendations and advice to help parents keep their kids safe and healthy.

Vaccines and Following the Immunization Schedule
The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics states that following the immunization schedule is the best way to protect your kids from vaccine-preventable diseases. Avoiding or delaying any vaccines simply puts children at risk.

Breastfeeding Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breastfeeding is the normative standard and should continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired.

Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
Learn more about the research behind vaccinations which can help you to understand the truth behind the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines.

Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
Learn more about the research behind vaccinations which can help you to understand the truth behind the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines.

Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
Learn more about the research behind vaccinations which can help you to understand the truth behind the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines.

Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
Learn more about the research behind vaccinations which can help you to understand the truth behind the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines.

Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their Kids
Learn more about the research behind vaccinations which can help you to understand the truth behind the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines.

Supplemental Bottles for Nursing Babies
Even moms who are exclusively breastfeeding will occasionally have times when they may need to supplement with a bottle. That can be a problem if your baby is stubborn and doesn't want to take a bottle though.

Recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Being aware of recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission can help you to keep unsafe products away from your kids.

Health Alert - Failure to Thrive
Babies with failure to thrive are losing weight or aren't gaining weight well and will need a complete examination by their pediatrician to figure out the cause.

Your Baby at Fourteen Weeks Old
Review some of the common issues during your baby's fourteenth week, including breastfeeding issues, baby massage, failure to thrive, and more.

Week Fourteen Q&A - Preventing Ear Infections
My first child had a lot of ear infections and ended up needing tubes. Is there anything I can do to help avoid the same issues with my second child?

Pumping and Storing Breastmilk
Review the basics of pumping and storing breastmilk, including how long you can safely store breastmilk in the refrigerator and freezer.

Week Nine Care Tip - Insect Repellents
As you take your baby out more as he gets older, insect bites can become a problem. Fortunately, it is indeed considered safe to use insect repellents on infants age two months and older to prevent bites from mosquitoes and other insects.

Your Baby Week Eighteen (Four Months Old)
Learn all about the milestones and dangers facing your baby at week eighteen as well as what your baby's 4-month well checkup will look like.

Internet Phone and Chats with Webcams
One of the more useful things a high-tech parent can do is get a high-speed internet connection and then use that to help their children communicate with other families easily and cheaply with a webcam.

Medical Forms and School Health Forms
For some kids, going to camp or school, or just playing sports, means getting extra medical forms filled out by their parents and pediatrician, including forms for kids with asthma, ADHD, food allergies, seizures, etc.

Eating Disorders Screening Quiz Results [pediatrics]
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Top 10 Pediatric Textbooks
What top reference books do all pediatricians need in their library to help make the right diagnosis and plan the best treatment for patients?

Safety Alert - Baby Walkers
Although some parents begin to use mobile baby walkers once their baby is 4 to 5 months old, many experts think that they are too dangerous to be used routinely. A stationary walker or activity center can be a safer choice for your baby.

Your Baby Week Twenty Two (Five Months)
Review what to expect at week twenty-two, now that your baby is almost five months old, including the dangers of mobile baby walkers.

Homemade Baby Food
Making homemade baby food is much easier than most parents think, and it can provide a significant cost savings versus commercially made baby food. On the other hand, store-bought baby food is more convenient and typically doesn't have any artificial preservatives or added sugar anymore. Review which is the better choice for you and your baby.

Acid Reflux Redux
Review when you can expect your baby's reflux to go away and what you can do until your baby does stop spitting up.

Infant Care Tips - Fever
Among all of the symptoms that their kids may have, such as a cough, sore throat, and vomiting, etc., fever seems to be the one that parents often seem to worry about the most. Learn about taking your infant's temperature and what to do when your baby has a fever.

Infant Q&A - Still a Preemie?
When does a premature baby stop being a preemie? Are you supposed to use an adjusted age for your premature baby when starting solids or expecting her to sit up? Learn more about adjusted ages and your premature baby.

What to Know About Your Baby at Week Twenty
Now is a good time to review baby food allergy symptoms, car seat mistakes, and learn about red flag symptoms and when you can stop burping your baby.

Baby Food Allergy - Your Baby Week Twenty
Knowing what baby food allergy symptoms to watch for can be helpful when starting your baby on new baby foods.

Your Baby's Eyesight
Review how well your baby can see now that she is four months old.

Red Flag Symptoms
Learn which symptoms should raise a red flag and that your child might need immediate medical attention such as bloody diarrhea, fast breathing, seizures, etc.

Safety Alert - Car Seat Mistakes
Avoiding common car seat mistakes, such as turning your baby's car seat around too early, can help make sure your baby stays safe.

Sibling Rivalry
Learn how to manage sibling rivalry, which can worsen now that your baby is awake more often during the day and may be taking up more of your time, leading to even more problems with her siblings.

Infant Q&A - Burping Your Baby - Week 20
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What You Need to Know About Your Baby at Week Eight
Now that your baby is eight weeks old, it is a good time to review feeding schedules, sleep schedules, the two-month well child checkup, and more.

Your Baby Week Eight - Feeding Schedules
Understanding your baby's feeding schedule is fairly easy at eight weeks. After all, your baby isn't ready for cereal, vegetables, or fruits yet, and she should just be eating breastmilk or an iron-fortified baby formula. You still have to know how much and how often to feed your baby though. Page 2.

Your Baby Week Eight - Sleep Schedules
Review how to help your baby develop good sleep habits and learn to sleep through the night. Page 3.

Baby Product Safety - Bumbo Baby Seat
The Bumbo Baby Seat is a great product for babies, since it can help them sit upright, but younger infants may either need supervision until they have good head control or you may need to wait until they are older to use your Bumbo. Page 4.

Back to Sleep Reminder
Since two months is a high risk time for SIDS, it is good time to review the tips on reducing your baby's risk for SIDS, including putting her to sleep on her back.

Childhood Infections
Learn to recognize many of the common childhood infections, like croup, roseola, rotavirus, and RSV, that your baby may be exposed to as you take her out in public more as she gets older.

Week Eight Q&A - Weeks vs. Months
When do you stop describing your baby's age in weeks and start using months? For example, should I say that my baby is eight weeks or two months old?

Week Eight Medical Issues - Hair Loss
Babies often lose their hair, either all over, or just in the back of their head where it rubs off. Learn more about this common condition so that you are surprised as your baby loses her hair.

Two Month Well Child Check
Review what you can expect at your baby's two month visit to her pediatrician, including a full physical examination, a review of feeding and sleep schedules, and her immunizations.

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Types of ADHD Symptoms and Checklists
Your pediatrician will use an ADHD symptom checklist to help evaluate your child for symptoms of ADHD at home, school, and other settings.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Car Seat Guidelines
Learn about the AAP recommendations regarding rear-facing car seats, front-facing seats, booster seats, and when your child is ready for a seat belt.

Best Foods for Kids - Child Nutrition Basics
Review a list of healthy foods that kids like to eat so that you can avoid many of the high-calorie, high-fat foods that kids often end up eating.

State Laws for Child Car Seats and Booster Seats
Should you follow state laws or the recommendation of your pediatrician for the age at which your child should use a car seat or booster seat?

Risks and Benefits of Swaddling a Baby
You may know that swaddling is recommended for newborns. Learn why as well as the risks and benefits of swaddling a baby.

Should You Warm Baby Formula and Are There Any Risks?
Should you warm infant formula and if so, when should you stop doing it? Learn about some of the risks associated with heating up your baby's bottles.

Diaper Rash - Common Causes and Treatments
What could be causing your infant's diaper rash? Learn common triggers, how to prevent it, and what can cause a persistent case of this problem.

Child Safety Basics for Your Home
From the proper use of a car seat to baby gates on stairs, learn everything you need to know to keep your kids safe and avoid unintentional injuries.

Recommednations for Reducing the Risk of SIDS
Review the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for reducing the risk of SIDS, including advice against cosleeping and side/stomach sleeping.

When to Call Poison Control and Poisoning First Aid
When should you call Poison Control and what first aid measures should you use if your child, eats, drinks, breathes, or gets poison on his skin?