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  • A Bitter Pill: Fighting Antibiotic Overuse

    May 04, 2016

    Millions of prescriptions are written for antibiotics each year and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly a third of them are unwarranted. ... Read more

  • Dealing With the Toddler Appetite Slump

    February 10, 2016

    How to cope when meal times become the most difficult times of the day. ... Read more

  • Simple, Low-Cost Activities to Keep Kids Active

    June 15, 2015

    School is out! A lack of mandatory outdoor recess, more time to watch TV, and fewer organized sports activities mean many kids might gain weight during the summer months. ... Read more

  • New Baby? The Five Questions You Probably Have

    May 15, 2015

    Having a new baby is an exciting time, but one that can also be a bit overwhelming…especially for first-time parents. It can feel like there a million questions that need to be answered. Luckily many of the most pressing queries are quite common, and have been answered thousands of times by pediatricians. ... Read more

  • Put Down the Juice

    March 12, 2015

    All parents want to make healthy choices for their kids. Keeping candy and soft drinks to a minimum is an obvious way to do that. However, sugar still is sneaking into children’s diets, and it’s disguising itself in the most wholesome way possible. ... Read more

  • Screens and Sleep

    January 06, 2015

    A child’s room is no place for a television set. For years that has been the warning from pediatricians all over the world. Now though, they are saying it isn’t the place for a smart phone or other small screen device as well. ... Read more

  • Challenges Ahead: Don't Just Survive, But Thrive

    October 09, 2014

    Facing up to the momentous changes in health care can feel like the five stages of grief: Acceptance, denial, anger, bargaining and depression and finally, acceptance and planning.... Read more

  • Birds, Bees, and IUDs

    October 06, 2014

    Navigating birth control can be tricky -- especially when it comes to teens. Now, there are new guidelines. ... Read more

  • Treating Teething Pain

    June 30, 2014

    Teething can be a horrible time for infants and their parents. Knowing a child is in pain and listening to them cry makes parents want to try everything and anything to help. ... Read more

  • The Benefits of Dirty Kids

    June 19, 2014

    Could letting your kids get dirty actually make them healthier in the long run? ... Read more

  • Ear Piercing: How young is too young?

    June 18, 2014

    In various cultures ear piercing is done as young as days to months old. ... Read more

  • They Know Who They Are: The 2014 Native American Research Internship

    May 28, 2014

    20 students from ten states and nine tribes will spend ten weeks learning about careers in the health ... Read more

  • Protecting the Heart

    May 16, 2014

    Children with Kawasaki disease can be treated for all of the symptoms like red eyes, swelling and rash. However, the real concern for them among physicians is protecting their veins, and ultimately their heart.... Read more

  • House Calls Go High Tech

    May 13, 2014

    Many families can spend hours traveling to the doctor's office to see their surgeon for their follow-up appointments. With parking and waiting in waiting room times, an entire work or school day can be lost. The whole process is expensive and time consuming.... Read more

  • Emerging Infections in Children

    May 05, 2014

    Emerging infections are inevitable, but will hospitals and health professionals be able to keep up and identify them before they harm our most vulnerable population?... Read more

  • Facebook Story an Example of Why Kids Need Eye Exams

    April 16, 2014

    A photo of three-year old Rylee posted to Facebook helped diagnose a rare disease and highlights the importance of eye exams in young children. ... Read more

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