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7 things to know when choosing safe holiday gifts for kids

Kid with Present

The holidays should be a time for children’s imaginations to run wild and for them to experience the joy of receiving new toys. That’s why we encourage you to read through this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) before you finalize your child’s letter to Santa. In 2009, an estimated 250,100 children under … continue reading

6 Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes

Doctor In Labcoat Measuring Blood Sugar Level Of Girl With Glucometer

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Type 1 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in children and adolescents. Being able to identify the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce insulin, can lead to swift diagnosis and prevent possible complications. If you suspect your child … continue reading

5 tips for surviving Halloween sweets

Healthy Halloween treats, banana ghosts and orange pumpkins, on a plate with holiday decor

Halloween is a celebration of sweets and treats, but if you’re trying to cut calories, it can be a challenge to keep your hands out of the candy bowl. Even though they are miniature size, each of those candy bars can add 50-100 calories to your diet. Here are a few tips to make it … continue reading

Pokémon GO or STOP: Age-Appropriate Safety Tips for Parents

Little boy child playing mobile games on smartphone on the street

By: Elizabeth Murray, DO, MBA, FAAP The Pokémon GO craze is attracting attention from all ages, and some parents are asking their pediatrician whether or not is OK to let their children play the game. While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not have official guidelines on the game itself, the same rules your … continue reading

4 things to know about helmet safety

Father (20s) and son (4 years) riding bicycles.  Focus on boy.

“Oh you’re that over-protective parent.” Ok, maybe they don’t always say it, but when I bring up the importance of bike helmets the look on their face says it loud and clear. I’m a child of the 80s and my generation and those before wear it like a badge of honor that we rode in … continue reading

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