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Children’s Health

Child Physicals vs. Child Well Visits: What’s the difference? (And why they both matter)

This time of year, my office tends to see parents making appointments for child Physicals when really, they need a Well Visit, and vice-versa. That’s because there are some similarities between the two: both are visits for kids who appear healthy. They also both involve a physical exam. But really, that’s about where the overlap ends.  …

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Back to school anxiety? Signs your child is struggling and 3 ways you can help

This time of year, I see a lot of kids struggling with the jitters. Sometimes, that back-to-school nervousness can get pretty serious. It’s understandable—this time of year can be unsettling for kids. They have to think about their new workload, making friends, new teachers, testing, and sports or activities. On top of all this, nearly …

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How to help a child cope with anxiety

Is your child feeling anxious, sad or worried? As a parent, it’s only natural to be concerned, but these feelings are all part of a child’s normal development. However, if your child does not outgrow these fears and worries, it can lead to problems at home and school. When these anxieties persist, or when there are …

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So your baby has an ear infection. Now what?

Has your child started pulling, tugging or rubbing his or her ears? Maybe your baby can’t sleep and has kept you up crying and fussy all night? Most likely your child has ear pain from an infection.  Ear infections are one of the most common reasons for acute visits to the pediatrician in children between …

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The teething phase: What to expect and how to soothe sore gums

As a parent, it feels like a huge success when you finally hit your stride and have somewhat of a routine down with your new baby. Unfortunately, this can all come crashing down once those first teeth start to make their appearance. Teething can be a difficult time with lots of unknown and challenging, sleepless …

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What to do when your baby won’t stop crying

The moment you bring a new life into this world, you become a parent — a remarkable, celebrated title. You’ve spent nine months preparing to be a support system, safe haven and outlet of unconditional love for your baby. While this pure bliss never truly fades, it can easily be overshadowed by strings of sleepless …

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19 simple ways to keep your children safe from injury

As the spring and summer months approach, the warmer weather provides more opportunity for children to enjoy the outdoors — and unfortunately, more opportunity for injury. Children have a free spirit and often do not recognize the consequences that accompany risk during playtime. While we want to “let kids be kids,” as they say, safety …

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My daughter’s journey with Down Syndrome and Type 1 diabetes

Our world changed on June 2, 2015, at 9:28 p.m. when Charlotte Grace Keilty was born six weeks early in Weiden, Germany. Within a couple hours of Charlotte’s arrival, the doctors informed us that they believed Charlotte had Down Syndrome. Although the official test took a week, she exhibited all of the physical traits, including a space between her big and …

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Toddler makes miraculous recovery from rare paralyzing disease

October 8th started as a day like any other. Elizabeth Cardone walked into her son’s room to start getting him up and ready for the day. Corbin and his one-year-old sister had been recovering from a respiratory infection but seemed to be doing better. But to her alarm, when she tried to stand him up …

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