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Back to School Sleep

It’s back-to-school time! For most parents this is an exciting time of year- until they realize that the sleep schedule that their children were keeping over the summer won’t cut it once school starts. It’s not uncommon for children to go to bed and wake up later in the summer (and over holidays); the key

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What is Influenza

Influenza is a viral illness that typically occurs in the winter months. Influenza A and B viruses cause this disease that accounts for approximately 20 000 deaths annually in the United States. The virus spreads within a community from person to person through respiratory secretions (saliva and mucus). Each winter new strains of the influenza

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A Guide to Teething

Did you know the best over-the-counter product for your teething toddler is no product at all? Several over the counter teething medications include benzocaine which can dangerous to young children. The best thing for teething is to either rub their gums gently or to give them objects to chew on. A washcloth or plush toy

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Bedwetting

Preparing for play dates, camps and family travel always reminds families about the inconvenience of bedwetting. Thankfully, bedwetting is rarely caused by a serious medical problem and almost always resolves on its own with time. It can, of course, be a cause of worry and embarrassment for children and frustration (and extra laundry!) for parents.

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Car Seat Safety: Age Guidelines and Requirements

Remembering the facts about car safety can be mesmerizing; however, keeping your child safe while riding in the car is one of the first and most important jobs that parents have! Here are some of the basics: Infants and toddlers should ride rear facing until they are two years old. This seat can be a

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Lice: Treatment and Prevention

As the time nears for kids to head back to school parents are understandably excited. One aspect of being in school not to be excited about? Head lice. Head lice are tiny bugs that live in the hair and bite the scalp. They spread easily with close head-to-head contact. Many parents worry that they have

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