American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. Problems begin when media use displaces physical activity, hands-on exploration and face-to-face social interaction in the real world, which is critical to learning. Too much screen time can also harm the amount and quality of sleep.  AAP […]

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Winter Car Seat Safety Tips from the AAP

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. How to Keep Your Child Warm and Safe in the Car Seat: Store the carrier portion of infant seats inside the house when not in […]

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RSV

What is RSV? RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the many viruses that cause respiratory illness―illnesses of the nose, throat, and lungs. This virus occurs in the late fall through early spring months. Typically, RSV causes a cold, which may be followed by bronchiolitis or pneumonia. Symptoms generally last an average of 5-7 […]

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Strep Throat

Group A streptococci is a bacterial infection that usually presents in children age 3 and over. An infected child will typically become ill 2 to 5 days after being exposed to streptococcal bacteria. Group A streptococcal infections are very contagious. Throat infections, for example, are passed through the air by sneezing, coughing, or touching an […]

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Hand-foot-and-mouth

Hand-foot-and-mouth is a viral infection that is most frequently seen in the summer and fall months. What are the signs or symptoms? • Tiny blisters in the mouth and on the fingers, palms of hands, buttocks, and soles of feet that last a little longer than a week (one, few, or all of these may […]

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Sleep-How much does my child need? Is my child getting enough?

There are a couple of ways to answer this question: Does your child wake up in the morning without complaint? Does she pay attention in school without difficulty? Does she stay awake on short car trips around town? If the answer to all of these questions is yes in a school age or older child, […]

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