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  • Preschool nutrition can be challenging

    Preschool nutrition can be challenging
    Preschool children, specifically ages 2 to 5, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating! Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the importance of...
  • Understanding vegetarianism

    Understanding vegetarianism
    Children may choose to become vegetarian for many reasons: cultural norm, a relative or friend is a vegetarian, weight loss, health reasons, concern about animal rights, etc. But what if you’re concerned your child may not get the proper nutrition...
  • Lactose intolerance uncommon in young children

    Lactose intolerance uncommon in young children
    A parent emailed me via our iPhone App recently to ask if her child's constipation, which started as he was transitioning from formula to whole milk, could be a sign of lactose intolerance. She was concerned because her son was having very hard stools....
  • Does your child need weight management?

    Does your child need weight management?
    Eating the wrong foods, lack of exercise, too much screen time — it’s no wonder that one-third of U.S. children and teens are classified as overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is one of our nation’s most serious health problems,...
  • Swap one snack a day with yogurt

    Swap one snack a day with yogurt
    Yogurt is a great addition to any meal and also makes a great snack. It tastes great and has many health benefits. With so many flavors and varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that you and your family enjoy. Portable yogurts are available...
  • Too many antibiotics are being prescribed

    Too many antibiotics are being prescribed
    No one likes to be sick, and parents and patients want me to prescribe antibiotics for a plethora of viral illnesses because they’re busy and just can’t be sick. According to an article in “Pediatrics,” pediatricians write more...
  • Tips to help you decide on an urgent care or emergency room

    Tips to help you decide on an urgent care or emergency room
    It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at...
  • Recognizing ADHD in children

    Recognizing ADHD in children
    As kids watch their last few days of summer vacation slowly slip away, their parents are preparing them for a return to the classroom. Some kids can't wait to get back to school, where they can continue their studies and spend time with their friends....
  • Why breast feeding is best for baby

    Why breast feeding is best for baby
    One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...
  • Understanding and living with epilepsy

    Understanding and living with epilepsy
    Few medical conditions manifest themselves more profoundly than epilepsy. A condition that produces seizures that affect a number of mental and physical functions, epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States. Still, as prevalent as the...
  • Is yoga the best choice for a tween-ager?

    Is yoga the best choice for a tween-ager?
    Your tween daughter is begging to take a weekly yoga class with her friends. Should you steer her toward a sport instead? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) Once you’ve checked it out, I’d say let her go for it. As the...