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What type of formula should I choose for my newborn?

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC This is a frequent question when a newborn is seen, and with the many options now available, the choice has become more complicated. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend exclusive breastfeeding through 6 months of age. However, if formula is chosen, here are some guidelines to […]

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Are you prepared for the change of weather from summer to fall? How do you avoid illnesses in your children during this transition? When should you start allergy medication if your child suffers from seasonal allergies?

by Joanna L. Olson, RPA-C The change in weather from summer to fall can cause some concern with congestion, cough, sneezing, runny noses, and even fever. Fall means back to school, which in turn means sharing of germs and illnesses. Make sure your children use hand sanitizer throughout the school day as well as washing […]

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Sun Safety for Summer Fun!

by Joanna L. Olson, RPA-C It is finally nice enough to enjoy some time outside in the sun and warm weather. But what are some key points parents need to know about to prevent sunburn and sun poisoning? Listed below are great tips, suggestions, and facts to keep the kids safe in the sun: The […]

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Cuts and Scrapes: How do I know if my child needs Stitches?

Cuts and Scrapes: How do I know if my child needs Stitches?

by Maria Diaz, MD, FAAP An active and curious child may get some scrapes and cuts. Don’t panic. Just examine the area, keep pressure on it if it is bleeding, and once the bleeding stops, then clean the area. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Almost all active bleeding can be stopped by applying […]

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Breastfeeding reduces risk of SIDS

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC The Journal of Pediatrics in October 2017, published an article which looked at the length of breastfeeding and its association with SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant, less than 1 year old, which usually occurs while sleeping.  It is sometimes […]

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Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC Hopefully warmer weather is around the corner and with that will come outdoor activities!  Personally, I am excited to be outdoors in fresh air. One of the outdoor activities I enjoy alot is bicycling. Bicycling is a great activity for kids.  Physically it is great for the heart and […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum

by Lyndsey M. Carlson, RPA-C Molluscum contagiosum is a very common, harmless rash of childhood caused by a poxvirus. It is easily spread through skin to skin contact and therefore is prevalent in children attending daycare or participating in contact sports. A molluscum rash is characterized by a cluster of a couple to several small, […]

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What is Mono?

by Lyndsey M. Carlson, RPA-C Mono is an infection most commonly caused by the Epstein Barr virus. It is sometimes referred to as the “kissing disease,” as it is transferred via saliva. Teens and young adults are most often affected by mono, but most people will become infected with the Epstein Barr virus at some […]

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The Cough “That Won’t Quit”

by Tariq M. Khan, MD, FAAP Although there are numerous causes of a chronic cough, and the list is too long to list here, the one we would like to talk about today is asthma in children and adolescents. There is a saying in the medical community that unless you suspect asthma, you are not […]

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Chronic Anxiety Disorders in Children

by Tariq M. Khan, MD, FAAP Chronic anxiety is not limited to adults and is quite common in children. It usually occurs in response to different stresses such as illness, loss of a loved one, a traumatic experience, or dealing with a bully at school. Most of the time it is mild, brief, and self-limiting. This type […]

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