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Category Archives: Childhood illness

Children’s reaction to the recent national tragedies, how can a parent help.


  The last few weeks it has been very difficult to watch the news, anyone who has a heart has felt it break. Our nation has experienced hurricanes, floods, and now a tragic mass shooting.  Daily we have seen images of hurt, pain, and fear.   We have seen families who have lost their homes, belongings …

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It is that time of year….time for a flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older!


                  It is the time of year when I start my daily reminders to parents (I sometimes can be annoying, I guess)… but it is time…time for that flu shot!  Put your excuses away, everyone 6 months and older should receive a flu shot, no ifs, ands, …

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Tylenol or acetaminophen with vaccines…should you or shouldn’t you?


Think twice before giving your child Tylenol or acetaminophen BEFORE their shots! When my kids were little, a dose of Tylenol or acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) was just routine either immediately before a vaccine or immediately after.  I hated to see my baby fussy and feverish after a vaccine, so I was armed with Tylenol before …

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Vaccines….are they safe? Do they work?


Vaccines do work!  Don’t wait…vaccinate! How Can a Parent Decide if Vaccines are Safe? Every day parents are bombarded with information from doctors, nurses, TV hosts, books and the list goes on.  Parents are best served by listening to a team of experts.  We must trust the health care system that has given us the …

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Simple steps to prevent childhood obesity…we can do it!


We all have heard that childhood obesity is a major health issue in our country.  Children who are overweight will be more likely to be overweight adults and develop significant health issues.  We hear so much in the media about what to eat, what not to eat, how to cook, how much exercise we all …

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Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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Are you anxious about your child’s vaccines?


How anxious are you about vaccinating your child?  How much of your anxiety is rooted in fact? It seems at least weekly I hear questions from parents that are truly anxious about vaccines.  There is so much information for parents to read, and much of it is very scary.  There is a lot of untrue …

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The scoop on baby poop


New parents can have full conversations revolving around baby poop.  The color of the poop, the amount or lack there of, the smell, the consistency and the frequency all can be topics.   Who ever thought that we would talk about baby poop over dinner and actually put our nose up to our darling child’s …

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Childproofing the bedrooms and living areas


You want your child’s bedroom to be a safe place for your child to sleep and the living area of your home where you will spend a great deal of time should be as hazard free as possible.  Removing hazards will allow your child to explore freely and safely.  Vacuum your home often because I …

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How Worried Should Moms Be About the Zika Virus?


The Zika virus is in the news and could be causing severe birth defects in unborn babies…it is carried by mosquitoes in certain tropical countries. There has been much in the news about the Zika virus over the last couple of weeks. I know many Moms have had questions, they wonder if the virus will …

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