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Do I need to worry about my baby’s funny shaped head?

by Katie M. Bell, RPA-C Many new parents worry whether the shape of their newborn’s head is normal or not. Parents often worry that their baby’s head seems a bit flat on one side or maybe a little uneven. Most of these slight imperfections happen when infants spend too much time in one position in […]

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My child’s hands often get chapped and dry in the winter.  What should I do for them?

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC Dry skin is very common in the winter months.  Drier air, heat from furnaces and wood stoves, and frequent hand washing can all contribute to this.  If left untreated, the skin can breakdown and lead to a condition called eczema.  Some children already have eczema and winter months can […]

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

by Katie M. Bell, RPA-C The coxsackie viral illness, also known as hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that goes around in daycares and schools especially this time of year. This disease is most commonly seen in infants and children under the age of 10 but can also affect adults and […]

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Fainting

by Maria Diaz, MD FAAP Fainting, also called syncope, is a temporary loss of consciousness. It is common among healthy adolescents but should not be ignored. It usually creates a lot of anxiety among patients and parents because of the fear that people with syncope are at risk for sudden death. The most common cause […]

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It’s summer time. How much screen time should my child get?

It’s summer time. How much screen time should my child get?

by Joanna Olson, RPA-C During summer time it is sometimes hard to keep track of how much screen time your child has on a daily basis. Between television, computers, tablets, video game consoles, and phones it seems that children are more apt to be on a device playing games or watching shows. So  some questions […]

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What can I do to be sun smart with my child in the summer?

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC If your child is an infant, they are too young for sunscreen, so it is best to keep them in the shade. If they are above six months of age, they can have sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. It should be applied every two hours. Babies […]

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Is Bug Spray Safe for My Child?

by Amy R. Beach, FNP-BC, CLC Yes, bug spray, or insect repellant is considered safe and should be used in infants above 2 months of age and children to prevent bites from mosquitoes. Should I use a chemical or natural repellant? Types of chemical repellants are those products which contain DEET or picaridin.  DEET typically […]

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Spring time Allergies and How to Manage them in Children

by Katie M. Bell, RPA-C In the coming months, many children will begin to experience symptoms related to springtime allergies. Parents may wonder why their child has repeated or chronic cold like symptoms that last more than a week or two and seem to develop at this time every year. In fact, the child may […]

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Talk to Your Children

Talk to Your Children

by Tariq M. Khan, MD, FAAP It sounds like a common thing to do, but it has become less frequent nowadays with busy lives. Keeping the door open to discuss daily life issues with your kids, whatever age they may be, creates a healthy family environment. One issue, which could be a difficult one to […]

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My Child Has Swollen Lymph Glands… Is This Normal?

My Child Has Swollen Lymph Glands… Is This Normal?

by Lyndsey M. Carlson, RPA-C The human body has a great number of lymph glands, or lymph nodes, which are a vital part of the immune system. Lymph nodes contain cells that combat disease; when these glands become enlarged, it typically indicates that the body is responding to some type of infection. For example, infections in […]

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