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  • 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...
  • Damage control when your kid brings home a D

    Damage control when your kid brings home a D
    Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response? Parent advice Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
  • Florida and Caribbean resort options for family and friend gatherings

    Florida and Caribbean resort options for family and friend gatherings
    “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them,” Mark Twain once observed. If “the more, the merrier” is your philosophy for this year’s...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    The U.S Travel Association recently awarded the Destination Marketing Organizations Rising Star Award to Brittany Berger, Social Media Manager of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. The national award recognizes the achievements of an individual working...
  • Help your child transition from crib to bed

    Help your child transition from crib to bed
    Much of a young child's life revolves around adapting to new situations. Even when a routine is established, things  can change and new skills must be learned. From moving from bottle to cup, to giving up a pacifier, to no longer using diapers or training...
  • How and when parents should say 'no' to their children

    How and when parents should say 'no' to their children
    “No” is a big, powerful word. When toddlers first learn it, they are asserting their independence – I AM! I am starting to think, feel and choose for myself. I love my parents but I am intoxicated by me! I may need help but I can do it...