Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Strep Throat Tests
Review some of the ways that your Pediatrician can test your child for strep throat, including rapid strep tests and strep cultures.

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Child Stomach Flu Symptoms and Treatments
The term 'stomach flu' can be confusing, since it has nothing to do with the influenza virus or flu shots. Here are some common symptoms and treatments for a stomach bug.

Staph Skin Infections - Symptoms & Treatment
Staff is a common misspelling for the word staph. Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.

Symptoms of Flu in Children
Do your kids have the flu? Get to know the symptoms you should watch for, and what treatments they may need.

Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Kids
Sports drinks, like Gatorade and Powerade, have always been popular with kids and parents. And that's not necessarily bad, as there is a role for sports

Is It a Spider Bite or an MRSA Staph Infection?
Is it a MRSA staph infection or a spider bite? They look similar, but you don't want to delay treatment for your child. Know when to see the doctor.

Sore Throats and Kids - Symptoms and Causes
What might be causing your child's sore throat? A look at the usual suspects, including strep throat, viral infections, allergies, and reflux.

Smoke Detectors for Fire Safety (Tips)
Having smoke detectors in your home should be a no-brainer. Learn how to choose the best smoke detectors for your home, which can be hard-wired, have dual sensors, and be interconnected with the other smoke detectors in your home.

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Skin Rashes
Review pictures of common childhood skin rashes, including ringworm, chicken pox, eczema, measles, insect bites, diaper rashes, and yeast infections, to help you become familiar with common conditions that might be causing your child's rash.

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Singulair Medication for Children With Allergies
Singulair is a prescription allergy medication that can be used to treat indoor and outdoor allergies in children, including infants.

Dos and Dont's of Children's Seasonal Allergy Treatments
Seasonal allergies can be hard to treat in kids. Learn some dos and don'ts of allergy treatment that might help you get the most allergy relief and minimize side effects.

Seizures and Infantile Spasms
Learn more about the diagnosis and evaluation for a child with possible seizures or infantile spasms.

School Immunization Requirements - Keeping Up to Date
Make sure your child's vaccines are up-to-date before school starts so you don't have to rush into your Pediatrician's office before classes begin.

High Risk Foods
Some high risk foods, such as raw eggs, raw milk, and undercooked ground beef, are well known causes of food poisoning. Learn the others to keep your family safe and healthy from risky foods.

Scoliosis in Children - What You Need to Know
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for children with scoliosis.

Scaly Scalp Rashes
Ask the Pediatrician. Review what might cause a child to have a white scaly rash on his scalp.

HIPAA Guide for Parents and Patients
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and its Privacy Rule can help protect your health information.

Rear View Camera - Back Over SUV Prevention
A rear view camera in your SUV can help to prevent backover injuries and deaths.

Signs and Symptoms of RSV and Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection that is usually caused by RSV, with symptoms of a runny nose, cough, difficulty breathing and wheezing.

Preventing RSV in Children
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections are common in children, leading to coughing, wheezing and trouble breathing. Learn how to prevent your child from getting this common infection.

Weight Loss Help for Kids Who Can't Lose Weight
Your overweight child has seemingly done everything to lose weight and is still putting on the pounds. What's next? Get some extra help with weight loss for kids who can't lose weight.

Kid's Foot Pain and Sever's Disease—Heel Cups or Cast?
Wondering why your child is having heel pain? Sever's disease is a common cause best treated with rest, ice, massage, exercises, heel cups or a cast.

Heat Rash in Children - Symptoms and Treatments
Heat rash (prickly heat) in babies and children. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this common problem.

Ringworm and Children - Diagnosis and Treatment
Ringworm is usually a mild fungal infection of the skin that causes a red circular lesion with a scaly border.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Children
Learn the basics of RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus infections and bronchiolitis.

Religious Exemptions to Vaccines
Learn about religious exemptions to vaccines, which are much more rare than church members who have fears over vaccine safety.

Relief From Spring Allergies
Review what you can do to help treat your child's symptoms from spring allergies.

Health and Safety Slogans for Parents
From helping to remind you to use sunscreen to getting kids to eat veggies, health and safety slogans have long been a part of general safety advice campaigns for parents. Do you remember them all?

4th Month Growth Spurts
Learn whether a baby might be going through a growth spurt if he wants to eat more frequently.

Growth Hormones in Milk
Ask the Pediatrician - I am worried about the growth hormones in cow's milk. They might lead to early puberty in kids, right? Would it be safer to give my kids raw milk or organic milk instead?

Drinking Raw Milk
Review the dangers of drinking raw milk that hasn't been pasteurized, including the risk of infection from harmful bacteria and the lack of Vitamin D in raw milk.

Are Raisins a Healthy Snack?
Depending on who you ask, you might hear raisins referred to as the perfect snack for kids,

Guide to Understanding Growth Charts for Children
Plotting your child's height, weight, and BMI on the WHO or CDC growth charts can help your pediatrician tell how well she is growing and developing.

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Take Action to Shape Public Policy that Affects our Kids
Learn how you can join other organizations in supporting new laws that will help keep our kids safe and healthy.

Get Vaccinated and Protected Against Preventable Diseases
Learn which vaccines your family needs to be protected in different situations, such as starting school or traveling out of the country.

How to Get Free or Low-Cost Vaccines for Children
Find out where you can go for free or low cost vaccines for your child that is uninsured or underinsured and can't afford immunizations otherwise.

Potty Training Problems - Not Pooping on the Potty
Review what you should do if your child won't poop on the potty, even if she otherwise seems potty trained.

Poison Ivy Rash
Learn how to identify a child with a poison ivy rash and a classic case of poison ivy, which might include a child with a known exposure to poison ivy after a camping trip, hike in the woods, or day at the lake, who then develops a red, itchy rash all over his body a few days later.

How to Identify Common Pills Abused by Teens
Dr. Iannelli teaches you how to identify some of the most common pills abused by teens. The ones you're likely to find in pockets while doing laundry.

Popular Myths about Parenting and Pediatrics
There are many myths that are spread to new parents by family members, friends and sometimes even their pediatrician. Many of these myths are just 'old wives tales,' and while they are generally not harmful, they can be confusing to a new parent who is trying to learn to do the right thing for their children.

Exercise for Toddlers and Preschoolers
While many parents know that there are physical activity recommendations for school-age kids, many are surprised that there are also exercise guidelines for younger kids, even toddlers and preschoolers.

Pepto-Bismol and Kids
Review whether or not you can give your kids Pepto-Bismol when they have stomach problems, such as indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, or nausea.

How to Treat Sunburn in Children
Learn how to recognize and treat your child's sunburn.

Free Health Stuff for Your Kids
Learn how to get free stuff and coupons from your pediatrician, including formula, antibiotics, allergy and asthma medications and other drugs for your children.

Pediatric Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms, A to F
Learn the abbreviations/acronyms (from AA to FTT) that can sometimes make it hard to understand your pediatrician or parenting books, etc.

Pediatric News and Alerts
Stay informed about some of the latest pediatric news, studies, and outbreaks that could affect your kids so that we can help keep them safe and healthy.

Overweight Toddlers and Obesity
Ask the Pediatrician. Review the risk factors for obesity in a toddler and whether or not a tall toddler is really overweight.

Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Learn how to prevent your kids from becoming overweight and a part of the childhood obesity epidemic and help overweight children reach a more healthy weight.

Foods High in Potassium
What foods are high in potassium, an important mineral that some parents wish to increase when their children are having growing pains?

Focalin XR for ADHD - Medication Basics
Focalin XR is a new extended-release stimulant that can be used to treat children, teens, and adults who have ADHD. Is it your best drug option?

Forms of Albuterol and RSV Bronchiolitis
Learn about different forms of albuterol like oral syrup, nebulized solution, and metered dose inhaler, and which is best for kids with bronchiolitis.

Your Nine Month Old
You Nine Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 9 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.

Choose MyPlate for Healthy Choices for Your Child
Review how to use MyPlate to make healthy choices for your child's nutrition, including a plate with lots of fruits and vegetables.

Food Surprises on Your Child's Plate
Don't let food surprises about sugar, calories, and salt help junk food sneak into your house and onto your child's plate.

Your Baby Week Twenty One
At 21 weeks, it is a good time to learn some

How Often Should You Have Bath Time With Your Baby?
Review how often your baby should take a bath and tips on a good bath time routine to help prevent her from getting dry skin.

Constipation
Your baby's bowel movements may begin to change when he is 4 to 5 months old, especially once he starts rice cereal and other baby foods. Learn how to recognize when your baby is constipated and what you should do about it.

Infant Q&A - Does Standing Cause Bowing?
Does standing or bearing weight on her legs cause a baby's legs to bow? What are some of the causes of bowed legs?

Your Four Month Old
What you need to know to take care of your 4-month-old, including information about nutrition, growth and development.

Vaccination and Autism Claims and Controversy
Conspiracy theories, misinformation, and people who underestimate the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases, perpetuate the vaccination and autism controversy.

Choosing a Car Seat for Your Child
In addition to understanding the types of car seats that are available and getting help choosing a car seat, learning to use your car seat correctly can help keep your kids safe.

School Vaccination and Exemption Rates
Learn which states let you check the vaccination rates and school exemption rates, so that you can see if the kids your child goes to school with are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

School Vaccination and Exemption Rates
Learn which states let you check the vaccination rates and school exemption rates, so that you can see if the kids your child goes to school with are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Sports Physical Exams
Ask the Pediatrician. My teen needs a sport's physical before he can play football this fall. Should I go to his pediatrician or is it just as good to let them do the team physical at school?

Screening for Vaccine Reactions
Simple screening questions for vaccine contraindications can prevent vaccine reactions and help you identify vaccines that your child should skip or delay.

Exposure to Radiation Cancer Treatments
Ask the Pediatrician. Can a child who lives in a house with a patient that is receiving radiation for lung cancer be affected in anyway, and if so, how could it harm him?

Reducing Your Child's Fever
Review how to lower your child's temperature when they have a fever, especially when they won't take medicine, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

Shakes and Seizures
Ask the Pedaitrician. Review what might cause a child to have the 'shakes,' including different types of seizures.

Your Baby at Three Weeks
Review how to care for your three week old baby, including breastfeeding issues, common medical problems, frequent questions and answers parents have about newborns, and care tips.

Week Three Q&A
Review whether or not is normal that a baby does not have tears when he cries.

Your Baby Week Twelve
Learn about your twelve-week-old baby's development, including breastfeeding, crossed eyes, baby talk, diarrhea, nursery moves, and whooping cough.

Whooping Cough Alert for Babies
Unfortunately, unlike polio and measles, which have been eradicated in the United States, kids can still get whooping cough or pertussis, leading to a chronic cough, coughing spells, or the classic whooping cough sound.

Week Six Breastfeeding Issues - Pediatrics
Although breastfeeding is typically going well by the time your baby is six weeks old, there are a few issues to watch for including growth spurts and pseudo-constipation. If you are not prepared for them, these normal issues can create very real problems.

Baby Vitamins - Your Baby Week Six
Review whether or not you need to give your baby vitamins, which is typically recommended for preemies and breastfeeding babies. Page 4.

Week Six Safety Alert - Falls
Never, even if your baby isn't rolling over yet, leave her alone on a changing table, bed, couch, or anywhere else that she can fall.

Week Six To Do List - Learn CPR
One of the most important things that you can add to your to-do list as a parent -- that could one day save your baby's life -- is to learn CPR. And with the Infant CPR Anytime system created by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association, you can even learn CPR at home.

Common Baby Skin Rashes at Week Three
Unfortunately, babies often don't have very clear skin, and may have baby acne, heat rashes, and cradle cap.

Week Three Care Tips
Review how to continue to care for your three-week-olds umbilical cord and how to take a rectal temperature when you are worried that your baby might have a fever.

Common Issues with Your Baby at Week Six
Common issues to deal with at six weeks include growth spurts, pseudo-constipation due to breastfeeding, colic symptoms, diaper rashes and eczema.

Choosing a Day Care for Baby
Parents often need to look for child care by their baby's second month. Learn what to look for when choosing the right day care for your family.

Cradle Cap
Review the common symptoms and treatments for cradle cap, a common problem for babies.

Infant Care Tip - Medication Dosages
Review the dosages on some of the medications that you might be giving your baby and safety tips to keep in mind when giving your infants medicines.

Baby's Soft Spot in Week Seventeen
Their baby's soft spot is an area that many parents go out of their way to avoid. Learn more about this

Health Alert - Reptiles as Pets
Review why you shouldn't keep a pet turtle, frog, or other reptile or amphibian in your home if you have a baby or any young child under age five in your home.

Your Baby Week Nineteen
At nineteen weeks, your baby is likely rolling over, which can put her at risk for falls and makes her more mobile. That makes it important to learn about childproofing to keep her safe. Also learn about what to do when your sleeping baby rolls onto her stomach, how to get your nursing baby to take a bottle if you need her to, symptoms of pink eye, baby food, ear infection symptoms, and about getting second opinions.

Safety Alert - Rolling Over
Rolling over can make your baby more mobile and can lead to falls and can help him to reach many objects that can lead to choking if you aren't careful about keeping your home childproofed.

Pink Eye
Learn the symptoms and treatments for pink eye, which can cause your baby to have a red eye with drainage.

Spitting Up
Parents often look forward to the day when their babies will stop spitting up. Unfortunately, it is often when they are much older than four weeks old. Review how you can cope with your baby's spitting up and how to recognize if she needs treatment for reflux.

Week Four Care Tips
Review common week four care tips, including how to safely give your baby her first

Week Four Medical Issues - Gas
Learn why parents should typically be much more concerned with true

Sibling Rivalry
While experienced parents may not be surprised every time their baby cries, has gas, or even has a fever, they may have another problem to deal with -- jealous siblings. Learn how to prevent sibling rivalry and why it might get worse when your baby is four weeks old.

Your Baby Week Fifteen
At fifteen months, parents should become familiar with thumb sucking, avoiding food allergies, excessive sweating, oral hygiene, optional vaccines, making sure your baby passed his hearing test and they may want to become familiar with infant potty training if they are eager to get out of diapers anytime soon.

Hearing Tests
If your baby didn't have a hearing test when she was born or if you are unsure of the results, now would be a good time to discuss this with your pediatrician.

Infant Care Tips - Cleaning Baby Teeth and Gums
Learn how to care for your baby's gum and teeth, keeping in mind that some experts recommend that even before your baby gets his first baby tooth, that you should wipe your baby's gums with a soft washcloth or soft infant toothbrush and water each day.

Are Your Kids at Risk for West Nile Virus?
The West Nile virus has been spreading westward across the United States, causing infections in some people who are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Are your children at risk?

Kids and Second Hand Smoke
Understanding the effects of second hand smoke on our kids may help you give up smoking.

Japan's Vaccine Problem
Japan has a vaccine problem. No, there isn't anything wrong the Prevnar or ActHIB vaccines that they are using. They have temporarily suspended these

Kids and Cell Phones
Read more about the issue of parents getting cell phones for their tween or teen, including the risks and benefits that a cell phone can offer.

Kids, Teens and Contact Lenses
My nine year old doesn't want to wear her glasses and is already asking to have contact lenses like her older sister. At what age can kids start wearing contact lenses?

Diagnosing and Treating Blocked Tear Duct in Children
What exactly is a blocked tear duct. How often does it occur, how is it diagnosed, and what can be done to open the nasolacrimal duct?

Evaluating Pediatrician-Recommended Products
In addition to being a pediatrician recommended brand, a number of products are even

Portion Control for Kids
Learn how to prevent childhood obesity and help kids lose weight by learning more about portion control, including understanding the portion sizes your kids should be eating.

Potty Training Regression and Problems
Learn what to do when your potty trained child regresses, for example by having accidents or bowel movements on the floor.

What To Know About Pica
Learn more about pica, an eating disorder in which children eat non-food substances, like rocks, paper, and cardboard.

What To Know About Positional Plagiocephaly
Learn about positional plagiocephaly or what might cause a baby's forehead to bulge or for his head to be misshapened.

Positional Plagiocephaly and Flat Heads
Positional plagiocephaly can cause your child's head to be flat and can often be prevented and treated by helping your child spend less time in the same position on his back.

Popular Myths about Parenting and Pediatrics
Parenting myths about teething, boiling water, giving cereal and colic. Page 2.

Popular Myths about Parenting and Pediatrics
Myths about mobile walkers vitamins, family beds, drinking milk when you are sick, and strep throat. Page 3.

Myths about Parenting - Potty Training, Punishment, and ADHD
Myths about discipline, punishment, ADHD and potty training. Page 4.

Parenting Myths - Depression, Picky Eating and More
Myths about depression, spanking, developmental delays. Page 5.

Potty Training Children with Special Needs
Potty training is not always easy for children with developmental delays or disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and other special needs, who can be much more difficult to potty train.

Preparing to be a Pediatrician
Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in Pediatrics, including what classes and electives will help you to be a better Pediatrician.

Parenting a Child with ADHD
Review what one parent went through in getting his child diagnosed and treated for ADHD.

Normal Growth Rates for Young Children
How do you know if you child is growing normally? Take regular measurements of your child's height, weight and head circumference, plot them on a growth chart, and compare them to these normal growth rates.

Lactobacillus Therapy for Diarrhea
A recent report states that Lactobacillus is a safe and effective treatment for children with diarrhea. Learn more about this new treatment for a very common childhood problem.

April is National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month and is a great time to learn more about autism and issues within the autism community.

Symptoms of MRSA - Children's Skin Infections
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a skin infection that can become serious, Learn the symptoms to get your child early treatment.

Measles Vaccination Alert (Updated 2016)
Measles vaccination recommendations say that young children should get their shots early if traveling abroad. Learn what else is recommended.

Grunting, Sighing, and Asthma
Review what might cause a child to have a grunting pattern of breathing, including asthma, other lung problem, or inhaling a foreign object, like a peanut.

Stopping Gross Toddler Behaviors
Ask the Pediatrician. What is the best way to stop and discourage gross and disturbing toddler behaviors.

Storm Safety - Weather Radio
An NOAA weather radio can be an essential high tech gadget to keep your family safe during storms, especially severe thunderstorms and tornados.

High Tech Parenting - High Tech Gadgets
A number of high tech gadgets can make it easier to be a parent these days and can help to keep your kids a little safer.

Night Lights - Power Failure Lights
Night lights can be helpful, especially for kids who aren't really afraid of the dark, and to help you check on your kids, even when the power goes out.

Baby Monitor - Baby Safety Monitors
An audio or video baby monitor is usually the first high-tech parenting tool that people get. While they can be a great way to keep an eye on your baby when he is sleeping, they can have some significant problems, including poor range and interference.

High-Tech Toys for Kids
Parents should offer their child a good mix of high-tech toys and other toys that don't have computer chips, lights, or loud noises and that can spark their child's imagination, keep her entertained, and help her learn new things.

High Tech Parenting Gadgets - GPS Trackers for Kids
Most people are comfortable with the day-to-day security they have in place for their children, but for those who need some extra protection, they might consider a personal GPS tracking device.

Measles Myths
Misinformation and myths about measles, MMR, and the consequences of vaccine-preventable diseases help to keep dangerous outbreaks going.

Food Allergy Myths
There are many myths out there about food allergies, from the belief that parents overreact about food allergies and they don't exist, to that kids are allergic to everything. Learning the truth about these myths can help everyone better take care of kids with food allergies, which are real and can be life-threatening.

Controlling Eczema with a Daily Bath?
My son has eczema and it is fairly hard to control. Can I give him a bath each day? I have heard conflicting advice on this topic. Which is right?

Ferber Method Experiences
Review one parents very good experiences with the Ferber Method after his toddler developed sleep problems she picked up after a family vacation and refusal to return to her toddler bed.

Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child
Review when you can start using an insect repellent on your kids and get help choosing an insect repellent that is safe and provides good protection against mosquito bites and other bugs.

More about Chicken Pox - Shingles and Varivax
Learn about the chicken pox vaccine and shingles. Page 2.

The Chocolate Milk Wars
Review the issue of whether or not you should give your child chocolate milk, with extra sugar and calories, instead of plain white milk.

Is Your Child at Risk During a Measles Outbreak?
The rise in measles cases and increasing numbers of outbreaks likely has some parents wondering about the risk factors for measles and how their kids can avoid measles during an outbreak.

Do Children's Nightlights Cause Cancer?
Ask the Pediatrician. Is it okay for my child to go to sleep with a night light? Can using a nightlight cause cancer or make it more likely that he will grow up and need glasses?

Carotenemia and Yellow Colored Skin
Ask the Pediatrician. Review why an infant's skin might be yellow, such as by eating too many fruits and vegetables that are high in carotene.

Choosing A Doctor for your Kids
What are the benefits of seeing a pediatrician instead of a General Practitioner or 'family' doctor?

A Child Refusing To Eat And Drink and Losing Weight
Review what might cause a child to refuse to eat and drink and lose weight.

Boys and Eating Disorders
Review how to recognize and a possible eating disorder in a teenage boy who is a health nut and can't get skinny enough.

Dosage for Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension
Get the dosage for Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension, which is replacing the more concentrated Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops.

Dosage for Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops
Get the dosage for Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops, which is being replaced by the less concentrated Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension.

Dosage for Infants' Tylenol - Oral Suspension
Review why a new concentration of Tylenol that is replacing the Infants' Concentrated Tylenol Drops may lead to confusion about the dosage for Infants' Tylenol.

Books about Puberty for Boys and Girls
Books to help parents teach and kids learn the normal stages of puberty, when it should start, and when puberty would be considered early or late in boys and girls.

Avoiding the Flu
Learn how to avoid getting sick with the flu this influenza season.

Average Weight for a Man Statistics
Statistics for the average weight of an adult man in the United States.

Alternatives to Vitamins for Picky Eaters
Vitamins may be good nutrition insurance for kids, but what do you do when your picky eater won't even take a gummy vitamin?

Balloon Warnings
Remember the warning label that should be present on balloon packages and supervise young kids around balloons.

Antigen Counts in Vaccines
Kids today aren't getting too many vaccines. In fact, they are getting fewer antigens in their vaccines than they used too.

Bad Habits and Fidgeting At School
Learn what to do about bad habits that children may have, such as fidgeting at school, biting their nails, or twirling their hair.

Bathing and Showering Together
Ask the Pediatrician. Review when parents and children should stop bathing or showering together.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Baby Talk
Learn more about baby talk, which at three months has more to do with how you talk to your baby and really with how your baby talks to you.

When Should Puberty Start?
When should puberty start in girls and boys and what is the sequence of changes? What is considered precocious (early) and delayed (late)?

Nutrition Quiz
Take a nutrition quiz to see if you know as much as you should about child nutrition and healthy eating.

The Myth of an Autism Epidemic
Diagnostic substitution, social influences, better recognition, and more has helped more children get diagnosed with autism at an earlier age.

Safety Quizzes
Take a safety quiz to make sure you are prepared to keep your kids safe at home, outside, and in the car.

Birth Defects, Prevention, and Your Baby
Learn more about common birth defects, such as congential heart defects, down syndrome, hypospadias, cleft lip and palate, club foot, spina bifida and others.

Burn Treatment and Prevention
A discussion of the treatment and prevention of burn injuries in children, including first aid and safety tips.

Breastfeeding Your Child
In almost all cases, breastmilk is the most perfect food for your child. Use these resources to help you breastfeed effectively.

Children's Growth Charts
Full color and printer friendly growth charts to plot the growth of your infant, toddler, or older child. Includes graphs for height, weight and body mass index.

Pediatrics Glossary
A glossary of commonly used terms in pediatrics and parenting, such as NICU, thimerosal, AAP, SIDS, OSA, LATCH, VCUG, etc. so that you can understand what your pediatrician is talking about if he or she commonly uses medical terminology.

Pictures of Common Childhood Infections
View pictures of common childhood infections, like Fifth disease, shingles, roseola, scarlet fever, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.

A Baby Laughing
A photo of a baby laughing, a developmental milestone that many babies reach by the time that they are six to twelve weeks old. Page 3.

Rolling Over
A photo of a baby rolling over, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are two to six months old. Page 4.

A Baby Sitting Up
A photo of a baby sitting up, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are five and a half to seven months old. Page 5.

A Smiling Baby
A photo of a baby smiling, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are six to eight weeks old. Page 2.

Baby's First Steps
A photo of a baby taking her first steps, a developmental milestone most babies reach between eleven and fifteen months. Page 7.

Baby's First Words
A photo of a baby's first words, which are usually mama or dada, and which you may hear for the first time when your baby is six to nine months old. Your baby won't use those words more specifically or correctly until she is seven to 13 months old though. Page 11.

Eating with a Spoon and Fork
A photo of a toddler feeding himself with a spoon, a milestone most children reach between 13 and 21 months, although they may still be messy. Page 15.

Pincer Grasp
A photo of a baby picking up cereal with a pincer grasp, a developmental milestone that most babies reach when they are about seven to 11 months old. Page 9.

Pointing to Pictures
A photo of a toddler reading a book with his mother and pointing to pictures, a developmental milestone that many toddlers can reach when they are about 18 to 24 months old. Page 14.

Pretend Play
Pretend play, or imitating activities, is an important developmental milestone that most infants reaches when they are about ten to 16 months old. Page 10.

Riding a Tricycle
A photo of a preschooler riding a tricycle, a developmental milestone that most children can reach by the time they are three years old. Page 16.

Standing with Support
A photo of a baby standing with support, a developmental milestone that most infants reach by the time that they are six and a half to nine months old. Keep in mind that infants can't usually pull themselves to a standing position on their own until they are eight to ten months old. Page 6.

A Child Dressing Himself
A photo of a child dressing himself, including buttoning his clothes, a developmental milestone that many kids can reach by the time they are four years old. Page 20.

A Toddler Walking Up Steps
A photo of a toddler walking up steps, a developmental milestone that most toddlers can reach once they are 14 to 22 months old. Page 13.

Counting
A photo of a preschooler counting her toes, a developmental milestone that most kids can reach once they are four to five and a half years old. Page 17.

Developmental Milestones
A photo of a group of mothers together with their infants, a time when moms often compare their children's milestones...

Making a Tower of Blocks
A photo of a toddler making a tower of eight blocks, a developmental milestone that many children reach at about 24 to 36 months. Page 19.

Parallel Play
A photo of toddlers playing next to each other, which is called parallel play, and is typical of most kids around age two. Group play and sharing doesn't usually evolve until age three. Page 12.

Tying Shoes
A photo of a child getting his shoes tied for him, a developmental milestone that most kids should reach once they are about five years old. Page 21.

A Baby Waving Bye-Bye
A photo of a baby waving bye-bye, a developmental milestone that most babies can reach once they are seven to 14 months old. Page 8.

Writing Letters
A photo of a child writing the letters of the alphabet. Most children can write letters and spell their own name by the time they are five years old. Page 18.

Developmental Milestones by Ages and Stages
Common developmental milestones parents look for in their children such as smiling, rolling over, sitting up, first steps, counting, and tying shoes.

Parenting Classes
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Parenting School
If the rest of this site is the instruction manual to keep your kids safe and healthy, then here are the tests. Take our parenting, health and safety quizzes to see if you know as much as you should about pediatric parenting advice.

Umbilical Cord Care Guide and Q and A
How can you best care for your baby's umbilical cord amidst the controversies of proper treatment ranging from dry care to alcohol applications?

What a Pediatrician Can Do
A discussion of what a Pediatrician can do, including becoming a specialist, doing research, or doing primary care and taking care of children.

An Eighteen-Month-Old
By eighteen months, you might be thinking of temper tantrums and the terrible twos, but this is also a very fun time with your kids. Page 9.

Twelve-Year-Old Preteen On A Swing
The preteen years can be among the most challenging for parents and most confusing for kids. Review how to care for your preteen child. Page 17.

A Fifteen-Month-Old Walking Down Stairs
By 15 months, most toddlers can walk well and are beginning to run, walk up steps, and can say a few words. Review more about caring for your 15-month-old toddler. Page 8.

A Five-Year-Old Getting Ready for School
Age five is a big year, as your child transitions from a preschooler to an older, more mature, school age child who is getting ready to start kindergarten. Page 13.

A Four-Month-Old Baby
Learn how to take care of your four-month-old, who can likely roll over (front to back), bear weight on his legs, sit with support, pull to a sitting position, and hold on to a rattle. Page 4.

A Photo of a Newborn Baby
Once your baby is born and you know he is happy and healthy, he will likely be mostly eating and sleeping.

An Infant Starting to Walk at Nine Months
Learn how to take care of your nine-month-old, who has likely started to do a lot, including being able to sit alone, pull up, stand holding on to things, jabber and imitate sounds, crawl, and wave bye-bye. Page 6.

An Eight-Year-Old School Girl
A photo of an eight-year-old school girl, a time of great change in your child. Page 15.

A Six-Month-Old Eating Baby Food
In addition to sitting up and rolling over, the big milestone at six months is that most kids have started to eat baby food. Review how to care for your six-month-old baby. Page 5.

A Fourteen-Year-Old Football Player
Review what to expect from the growth and development of your teenager, such as this fourteen-year-old football player. Page 18.

A Three-Year-Old Having Fun With Paint
Your three-year-old will now begin to play cooperatively with other children in small groups, share her toys and develop friendships. Review how to care for your three-year-old. Page 11.

A Two-Month-Old Baby
Two months is a fun time, and you can expect your baby to smile, laugh and make noises, lift his head and chest up while lying on his stomach. Learn how to take care of a two-month-old baby, like the one pictured in this photo. Page 3.

A Two-Week-Old Baby
At two weeks, your baby will still spend most of her time either sleeping or eating, but she will be awake and alert for longer periods of time, which is fun. Page 2.

A Two-Year-Old
Two-year-olds are beginning to communicate quite a bit, as their vocabulary grows to more than 50 words and they begin to put words together. Learn how to care for your two-year-old toddler. Page 10.

A Four-Year-Old Riding a Tricycle
Your four-year-old preschooler is likely getting a lot more independent and mobile, which makes it important to make sure he is safe. Review how to keep your four-year-old preschooler safe and healthy. Page 12.

A Ten-Year-Old with Braces
By nine to ten years, you should regularly talk to your child, such as this ten-year-old with braces, about the proper habits that can help him lead a healthy life. Page 16.

A Six-Year-Old Coloring
Six-year-olds can sing songs, listen to stories, shares things spontaneously, recognize and print letters, and know their phone number and address. Review how to care for your six-year-old, as they start school and avoid common problems, like childhood obesity. Page 14.

A One-Year-Old Infant
Turning one includes a lot of firsts, including the first words, first steps, and as pictured here, the first birthday party. Review how to take care of your twelve-month-old child. Page 7.

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.

A Picture of an Adult Head Louse
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.

A Picture of an Adult Male Head Louse
A picture of an adult louse, which is likely a male, since it is a little skinnier than typical female head lice. Page 3.

Lice Life Cycle Pictures
Review the three stages of the head lice life cycle, including the egg or nit, nymph, and adult louse in these lice pictures, as compared to the size of a penny for scale. Page 11.

More Pictures of Nits
An out of focus picture of a nit, or head lice egg, with a caption and red circle around the nit to make identification easy. Page 10.

Pictures of Nits
An out of focus picture of a nit on a child's hair who has an active head lice infestation, with a lot of lice lice and nits in her hair. Page 9.

Looking for Head Lice - Do you See Them?
A picture of a head louse on the head of a young child with a head lice infestation. Page 7.

Head Lice Pictures
A young girl with a head lice infestation. Although it is hard to see it, there was a large, live louse in the shot a second before the picture was taken, which just goes to show how it can be to find head lice sometimes.

A Zoomed in Picture of a Head Louse
A picture of a head louse near a hair to show scale and so you can see how big head lice really are. Page 6.

Close-Up Lice Pictures
A close-up picture of a live head louse, which can help you to identify head lice on your child's hair during a lice infestation. Page 4.

Head Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.

A Picture of a Live Louse on a Child's Head
A picture of a live head louse on a girl's head, with a red circle around the louse and a caption to make identification easy. Page 8.

A Child Using Advair
A photo of a child using Advair to help prevent his asthma symptoms. Page 9.

A Neb Treatment with a Mask
A closeup photo of a child getting a nebulizer treatment with a mask. Page 4.

A Child Getting a Nebulizer Treatment
A photo of a child getting a nebulizer treatment using a mask, like you would for an asthma attack.

Preschooler Using a Peak Flow Meter
A preschooler using a peak flow meter, a time when most kids are too young to do it and when you need to use a symptom based asthma management plan to understand how well your child's asthma is being controlled. Page 14.

Preschooler Nebulizer Treatment
A preschooler getting a neb treatment with a mouthpiece, although he would likely be better off using a mask. Page 3.

Pulmicort Flexhaler
A child using a Pulmicort Turbuhaler, a steroid dry powder inhaler that can help prevent asthma attacks if used daily. Page 11.

Using a Nebulizer with a Mask
A closeup photo of a preschooler using a nebulizer with a mask on. Page 2.

Using a Nebulizer
A photo of a school age child getting a nebulizer treatment, which can help to relieve asthma symptoms if a reliever medicine, such as albuterol or xopenex, is used. Page 7.

Using a Peak Flow Meter
A photo of a child using a peak flow meter to see how well his asthma is being controlled. Page 13.

Asmanex
A photo of a child using Asmanex to help prevent asthma attacks. Page 12.

Preschooler Using Advair
A preschooler is likely too young to use an Advair dry powdered inhaler. Page 10.

Proventil HFA inhaler with a Spacer
A photo of an older child using a Proventil HFA inhaler with a spacer. Page 8.

Too Young To Use An MDI
This preschool age child is too young to use a metered dose inhaler by itself, and would be better off using it with a spacer and mask. Page 6.

Too Young for a Peak Flow Meter?
This preschool age child may be too young to be using a peak flow meter. Page 15.

Albuterol MDI with a Spacer and Mask
A child using an albuterol MDI with a spacer and mask, which can help relieve asthma symptoms. Page 5.

Asthma Photo Gallery
These photos of children using nebulizers, spacers, and inhalers, will help to demonstrate some of the treatment options available for kids with asthma.

BMI Calculator
Using our body mass index calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height. The BMI calculator also works for adults!

Recalls and Alerts
From toys and children's clothing to contaminated food, staying alert to recalls of unsafe, hazardous, and defective products can help to keep your kids safe and healthy.

Bug Bite - Bug Bite Picture
This bug bite was already starting to improve the next day, a good sign that it wasn't infected and that any signs or symptoms were simply from the bug bite and not from an infection. Page 3.

Child with a Cold Sore
View a picture of a child with a cold sore or fever blister on her lip. Page 14.

Bug Bite
Bug bites can be scary for parents, since even a 'normal' reaction to an bug bite, as shown in this picture, can include redness, swelling, and warm skin. Page 2.

Lip Licker's Dermatitis
During the winter, when many kids have dry skin, they often also get red irritated skin around their mouth, which leads to a classic lip licker's dermatitis. Page 15.

Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a rash caused by a virus that caused small, flesh colored, dome shaped bumps on a child's skin. Page 7.

Poison Ivy Rash - Picture of Poison Ivy Rash
This child had a bad poison ivy rash, with red bumps, vesicles and blisters, in a straight line or streaks, from where the poison ivy plant had contact with her leg. Page 5.

Poison Ivy on the Ground
Here is another good reason to always wear shoes when walking around outside, poison ivy growing on the ground, mixed in among these weeds. Page 6.

Chicken Pox
View a picture of the classic rash of chicken pox infections, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs. Page 4.

Eczema - Eczema Pictures
Review a picture of the typical skin rash caused by eczema, which can be helpful in diagnosing your child with eczema.

Fifth Disease
Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum) is a common viral infection of childhood that causes a distinctive rash, including red or 'slapped cheeks' and a pink or red lacelike rash on their arms. Page 5.

Measles
Review a picture of the characteristic red blotchy rash of a child with measles and read about other measles symptoms these children have. Page 8.

Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis rosea is often confused with ringworm, because this skin rash typically begins with a large scaly herald patch that actually does look like a ringworm. Page 12.

Poison Ivy
This picture shows the classic blistering poison ivy rash that people get after having contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac:. Page 10.

Poison Ivy
It is usually not hard to identify a child with a poison ivy rash, especially a classic case of poison ivy, which might include a child with a known exposure to poison ivy after a camping trip, hike in the woods, or day at the lake, who then develops a red, itchy rash all over his body a few days later. Page 11.

Ringworm
Review a picture of the characteristic rash of a tinea corporis (ringworm) infection. Note the red, ring shaped lesion with scale. Page 6.

Tinea Capitis (Ringworm on the Scalp)
A picture showing the round, scaly patches with hair loss that are charactistic of tinea capitis or ringworm on a child's scalp. Page 13.

Yeast - Diaper Rash Pictures
You should suspect a yeast diaper rash, as shown in this picture, when your baby's regular diaper rash just isn't getting better and then becomes bright red, and is surrounded with red bumps (satellite lesions). Page 9.

Skin Rashes
Review pictures of common childhood skin rashes, including ringworm, chicken pox, eczema, measles, insect bites, diaper rashes, and yeast infections, to help you become familiar with common conditions that might be causing your child's rash.

Getting Into Poison Ivy
It is easy to see how kids might get into poison ivy as you see these twins walking around in the background of these trees that have poison ivy growing all around them. Page 2.

Identifying Poison Ivy
You can help kids avoid poison ivy by showing them where it is and what it looks like...

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Remember, not every vine that is growing wild in your garden is going to be poison ivy. Page 53.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? This plant likely wouldn't confuse anyone, even if they weren't sure how to identify poison ivy. Page 49.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? You might not give the green leaves a second though, but what about that older stem on the tree with the hairy stems growing out of it? Could that be some old poison ivy? Page 45.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? What is this vine growing in my Caroline Jessamine? Page 50.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? View an invasive ivy in this Carolina Jessamine plant and decide if it is poison ivy. Page 46.

Poison Ivy Growing Wild
You can see a lot of poison ivy growing along this road and behind the fence line. Sticking to roads and trails and not going into wild areas can help you avoid poison ivy. Page 52.

Poison Ivy Near a Log?
Is that poison ivy growing near this log? Page 3.

Poison Ivy Patch
View a poison ivy patch growing at the base of a tree in North Texas. Page 48.

Poison Ivy Picture
View a picture of poison ivy growing on a tree in North Texas. Page 51.

Poison Ivy Rash - Poison Ivy Rash Picture
A picture of the classic poison ivy rash on a child's arm. Page 4.

Poison Ivy Trail
Poison ivy often likes to grow along the edge of trails and along fence lines like this. Page 47.

Avoiding Poison Ivy
To avoid poison ivy, in addition to learning how to identify what it looks like, it can help to avoid places where poison ivy likes to grow, such as along trails like this and around lakes. Page 44.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is this poison ivy or virginia creeper growing on an old barn in Pennsylvania? Page 14.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Keep in mind that there are actually two plants growing here, one is more upright and the other is growing out to the side... Page 37.

Is This Poison Ivy?
View a plant growing in a 'leaves of three' configuration with clusters of green berries and decide whether or not you think that it is poison ivy. Page 41.

Is This Poison Ivy?
View and identify the plant growing on this wood post to see if you think it is poison ivy. Page 42.

Poison Ivy Berries
Poison Ivy plants often have small, round berries in the summer and early fall. They are green at first, but then turn a creamy white color. Page 34.

Poison Ivy Closeup Picture
View the classic 'leaves of three' appearance of poison ivy in this closeup picture, including red stems and green berries. Page 8.

Poison Ivy Habitat
View a favorite growing spot or habitat for poison ivy around this lake. Page 43.

Poison Ivy Plant
View a picture of a very large patch of poison ivy growing up onto a tree. Page 38.

Poison Ivy Roots
View the aerial roots that allow poison ivy plants to cling to trees, fences, and other objects. Page 35.

Poison Ivy on a Tree
View a picture of poison ivy growing on a tree. It is easy to imagine a child climbing this tree and getting poison ivy, and a poison ivy rash, all over his body. Page 54.

Poison Ivy
A closeup picture of poison ivy showing the classic leaves of three configuration and some clusters of green berries in the background. Page 40.

Poison Ivy
A nice picture of a poison ivy plant which demonstrates a lot of things you should look for to help you identify and avoid poison ivy. Page 12.

Aerial Roots of Poison Ivy
View the aerial roots of poison ivy. Page 36.

Young Poison Ivy Plant
View the new growth on a poison ivy plant. Note how it is lighter in color than the deeper green of the older leaves on this poison ivy plant, a characteristic of poison ivy plants. Page 39.

Avoiding Poison Ivy
A simple sign like this can help you warn others away from parts of your yard that might have poison ivy growing in it. Page 31.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Pediatrics. Page 32.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Pediatrics. Page 24.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? There is a lot of different things growing here, but the plants in the middle are poison ivy. Page 25.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? View a plant picture and try to decide if it is poison ivy. Page 26.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Take our poll and decide whether or not you think this is poison ivy. Page 27.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Pediatrics. Page 33.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? What do you think? It isn't a great picture, but yes, I think that this is poison ivy. Page 28.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Pediatrics. Page 29.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? View a patch of leaves and use your skills to decide whether or not it is poison ivy. Page 30.

Poison Ivy Plant
A picture of a poison ivy plant growing at the base of an old wood fence post. Page 10.

Poison Ivy Warning Sign
An easy way to avoid poison ivy is to simply look for posted warning or caution signs like this one that says 'Caution Poison Ivy.'. Page 7.

Poison Ivy and English Ivy
Poison ivy plants growing out of a patch of English ivy near a wood post. Page 23.

Poison Oak on a Cedar Tree
Poison Oak in bud, growing on a cedar tree. Page 21.

Eastern Poison Ivy
View the classic 'leaves of three, let it be' configuration of a poison ivy plant. Page 20.

Leaves from a Poison Ivy Plant
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Plant. Pediatrics. Page 17.

Is This Poison Ivy?
Is This Poison Ivy? Test your skill to see if you can identify poison ivy before heading out to any trails, lakes, or parks, where you might encounter the real thing. Page 22.

Leaves from a Poison Ivy Bush
Leaves from a Poison Ivy Bush. Pediatrics. Page 15.

Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash
Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash. Pediatrics. Page 9.

Picture of Poison Ivy
Another photo of a poison ivy plant. Page 18.

Poison Ivy Plants - Poison Ivy Pictures
Poison Ivy growing in a well groomed yard in Atlanta, Georgia. Page 11.

Poison Oak Rash - Poison Oak Rash Picture
View a picture of a classic poison oak rash, a blistering rash that you can get after having contact with poison oak. Page 19.

Poison Oak Picture
Get help identify poison oak with this picture showing the classic cluster of three oak like leaves. Page 13.

Poison Sumac Picture
Get help identifying and avoiding poison sumac by viewing this picture of poison sumac, showing the end of the classic seven to 13 smooth edged leaflets. Page 16.

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.

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.

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.

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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Club Foot
Club foot is a common disorder in which one or both of a baby's feet are turned inward and downward and can't easily be moved into a normal position. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of newborns with clubfeet.

Celebrity Baby Names
Matching celebrities to the baby names they chose for their kids is a popular baby shower game

Playing Doctor
Have you caught your kids 'playing doctor' yet? Would you know what to do if you did? Learn more about this common situation so that you are prepared and don't overreact.

Baby Parenting
Information and advice to help care for your newborn baby and young infant.

Parenting Blogs and Journals
A collection of pediatric Parenting webLogs (PLogs) and journals.

Parenting Videos
Online videos about safety and parenting topics.

Pediatric Sounds
Learn to recognize the sounds that kids make when they are sick, such as the barking cough of croup, stridor and wheezing.

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neurological disorder and while it is rare in the pediatric population, up to 2% of cases occur in children under age 10 years. Learn more about MS from these resources.

Support Groups for Parents
A collection of resources for parents of children with chronic illnesses, including cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, and rare disorders, so that they can get the information and support they need to care for their children.

Pre-Medical Education Resources
Thinking of going to medical school? This list of general premed resources should help you make a decision, with information on medical school requirements and careers in medicine.

Clinical Pediatric Practice Guidelines
Pediatric practice guidelines for health professionals concerning treating common conditions, such as constipation, jaundice, seizures, gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infections.

Temper Tantrums
Learn how to prevent and cope with your child's temper tantrums.

Pediatrics en Español
Get pediatric medical and parenting advice in Spanish to help take care of your children.

Children's Hospitals
Children's Hospitals provide specialized health care for infants, children and adolescents. Most have a wide variety of pediatric specialists to care for all types of medical problems and care is designed with the idea that kids are not just 'little adults.'

Listings of medical conferences for pediatricians and opportunities for getting continuing medical education credits.
Listings of medical conferences for pediatricians and opportunities for getting continuing medical education credits.

Finance and Economics
Review financial issues facing today's pediatricians, including what you need to know about practice management, personal financial, and other advice about medical economics.

Pediatric News and Journals
Children's health news and online journals to keep you up-to-date about pediatric medical information.

Parenting Quizzes and Parenting Polls
Take our quizzes and polls of common pediatric parenting problems and information to see if you know as much as you should or think you do about taking care of your kids.

"Cars" Toy Chests Sold at Toys "R" Us Recalled by Delta Enterprise Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Delta Enterprise Corp., New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000

Target Recalls "Play Wonder" Puzzle Tables for Choking and Laceration Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 7,100

Regal Lager Inc. Recalls Travel Cots Due to Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000

Target Recalls Various Toys Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 190,500

Children's Bathrobes Sold at Ross Stores Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Roden Industries Inc., Hollywood, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 740

Porter-Cable Cordless Brad Nailer Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 25,000 Porter-Cable Cordless Brad Nailers. The nailer can eject a nail while the switch is in the “off” position if the trigger is pulled and it is placed on a surface. This can pose a serious injury to consumers or bystanders. Page 70.

The Swiss Colony "Money Bag" Candles Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Swiss Colony, of Monroe, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 65,500

Curious Buddies Children's Books Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 Curious Buddies Children’s Books. The felt ears and limbs on the pop-up characters can detach or come apart when pulled, which may pose a choking hazard to young children. Page 80.

"Baby 2 Pack" Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KI, also known as Kole Imports, of Carson, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 3,600 packages of two pacifiers. The pacifier's nipple can easily detach from the guard, posing a serious choking hazard to young children. Page 88.

Clinical Trials for Children and Teens
Clinical trials are medical research studies that evaluate new drugs and other treatments and new uses for established treatments to determine if they are safe and effective.

Medicine Coupons
Learn where you can get coupons to save money on your child's medications, including Tylenol and cough and cold medicines from Triaminic.

Melanoma Screening Quiz - Do you have symptoms of skin cancer or melanoma?
A menanoma screening quiz to see if your kids have any of the signs or symptoms of this common type of skin cancer.

34 Week Preemie in the NICU
A 34 week preemie in the NICU with an IV, feeding tube in his mouth, and nasal CPAP to help him breath well. Page 2.

CPAP
A premature baby getting help breathing with nasal cpap. Page 10.

Intubated Preemie
An intubated premature baby in the NICU. Page 6.

Jaundiced Preemie
A jaundiced baby in the NICU with a nasogastric or NG tube in his nose. Page 12.

Newborn Preemie
A newborn premature baby. Pediatrics. Page 5.

Phototherapy in the NICU
Phototherapy treatment for a premature baby in the NICU who has jaundice. Page 14.

Phototherapy
A closeup of the face of a baby with jaundice getting phototherapy. The mask is to protect the baby's eyes from the ultraviolet light. Page 13.

Phototherapy
A preemie getting phototherpy in the NICU. Page 8.

Preemie in a Car Seat - Premature Baby in a Car Seat
A photo of a preemie baby in a car seat, which requires that premature babies can tolerate sitting in the car seat and pass a 'car seat test' in the NICU before they can go home. Page 18.