October 22, 2018

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The “P” Word: Is Puberty Starting Earlier?

A national study by the American Academy of Pediatrics recently found that boys are entering puberty at earlier ages – anywhere from six months to two years earlier than previously assumed.  Former studies have shown that girls also appear to be hitting puberty earlier, but this is the first time an accurate study has been [More]

Taking Temperatures and Treating Fevers with Medication

Fevers cause parents to worry about their child. Once the number on the thermometer creeps up to more than the body’s core temperature, as parents you instinctively start to try to figure out what’s wrong. How to Take Your Child’s Temperature There are many ways to take a temperature; you can take it under the [More]

Protecting Your Baby From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the recommendation that all infants should sleep on their backs.  Since then, there has been a decrease in the amount of infant deaths caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Unfortunately there has been an increase in sleep-related deaths caused by things that are considered preventable.  What [More]