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5 Tips to Prevent Slips and Falls This Summer

Falls continuously top a long list of childhood summer injuries. Outdoor play is at its peak during the summer months, and kids’ fun and game blinders are firmly in place, putting them at risk for slips, falls, strains, sprains, and more. Playground equipment, tree houses, and trampolines are high among the usual suspects for slips Read More…

8 Tips for Preventing Sunburn in Children

Believe it or not, people receive up to 50 percent of our lifetime UV exposure before the age of 20. In short, that means preventing sunburn in children is essential to reduce their risk of skin cancer later in life. It only takes 15 minutes for the sun’s harmful UV radiation to damage your child’s Read More…

Get a Handle on Bicycle Safety This Summer

More than 300,000 children visit the Emergency Room each year due to bicycle-related injuries. In fact, children between the ages of 5 and 14, and adolescents ages 15 to 19, account for more than a third of all bike-related injuries in American emergency departments. Worldwide, 2% to 8% of child road traffic-related deaths are related Read More…

ATTENTION PARENTS: Bubble-Gum Flavored Fever Medicine Recalled!

If Children’s Advil Suspension is your go-to for kids’ fever and pain relief, you’ll want to check the box or label before the next use. A measurement mix-up has prompted a voluntary fever medicine recall by the drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer. Affected 4 oz. bottles of the bubble-gum flavored fever reducer were distributed to retailers, wholesalers, Read More…

Why Your Child’s Back to School Physical Does Not Replace an Annual Checkup

The urge to postpone a child’s annual checkup can be incredibly strong if he or she recently had their sports or back to school physical. You’ll want to resist that urge. Back to school physicals are not meant to replace annual physicals for children. Just as sick visits are different from well-child visits, every trip Read More…

Childhood Developmental Milestones: Ages 6 to 10

The kid gloves are – kind of, sort of – off. By age 7, children have largely moved beyond the “baby” years – and are busy establishing themselves as fully-functional individuals. Development during those post toddler/pre-teen years can be emotionally tumultuous, yet also rewarding, as children vie for independence while placing increased emphasis on friendships. Read More…

Toddler Developmental Milestones: Years 2 to 5

From the “terrible-twos” to tying his or her shoes, this entry in our series of childhood developmental milestones charts your toddler’s precious (and precocious) preschool years. The following is an abbreviated list of just some of the landmarks you will witness during this fun and foundational time. At 2 years, your baby: Gets excited to Read More…

Childhood Developmental Milestones: Age Birth to 1 Year

The first year of life is a time of incredible – and rapid – development. Your baby experiences multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional changes in a matter of weeks – and often days. From birth to the 1 year milestone, infants go from not being able to control their own limbs to developing the fine Read More…

Food Allergy Bullying is Real and You Can Help Prevent It

Approximately one third of children suffering from food allergies have reported being bullied because of their condition. Many people, particularly young children, do not understand the potential severity of a food allergy. The special treatment that sufferers receive at schools – separate tables, schoolwide reminders, and more – can serve to single out these individuals, Read More…

5 Things You Never Knew About Asthma in Children

If you are the parent of a child with asthma, you know all too well the feeling of helplessness that can overtake you when an attack occurs. Fortunately, with proper pediatric intervention, medication, and an overall awareness of potential triggers, the condition can be successfully monitored and regulated. But there are some things about asthma Read More…

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