Recognizing and Preventing Poisonings in Your Home

Did you know that everything in your house is poisonous? If you think about it, anything at a high enough dose could be poisonous to your child. Even water, if taken in excess, could be poisonous to an infant. While I am deliberately overstating the risk, it is smart to think this way- be aware

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Winter snow and ice means sledding, and sledding means injuries including cuts and lacerations. Of course as many parents know kids can get injured in any weather, but how do you know when your kid may need stitches? Hopefully this post will give you enough information to help you when you’re at home with a

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Teen dating violence is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital.  Digital violence is the use of technologies such as texting or social media to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate

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Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week.  A congenital heart defect is a structural problem with the heart that is present at birth whether caused by genetic or environmental causes.  They can affect the walls of the heart, the valves, or the blood vessels adjacent to the heart, and are the most common

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Right along with sweet Valentine’s Day treats, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!  As your pediatricians, we worry about all of the aspects of your children’s health.  Dental cavities are one of the top chronic diseases of childhood, making this an important topic to cover at well checks.  Like so many parts of health,

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Discipline for Toddlers: Making Timeout Work

Parents know that one of the biggest challenges they face is disciplining their young children.  As we say, it’s a constant battle, especially with toddlers.  As daunting a task as it may seem, timeout can be an effective tool against unwanted behaviors. Before we talk about timeout strategies, remember that most bad behaviors are the

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