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How to Help College Kids Stay Healthy

We are often asked what the “age limit” for pediatric patients is, particularly as kids start to head off for college. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) identifies 21 years as the upper age limit for pediatric clinics

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Media, Screen Time and Young Minds

One of the more common concerns parents have in visits these days is that their child is spending too much time staring at the screen. The trouble is that in reality, we all probably do. In this media-saturated

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The Stress of March

Every February, I reflect upon my dislike of March. In a matter of a few weeks, toward the second half of March, the “stress-o-meters” belonging to kids and their parents all over the country hit new highs. Geysers

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Winter is Coming: BLOK the Flu

Along with many lovely things, fall marks the beginning of flu season. Last year’s statistics are concerning.  In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it is estimated that flu killed about 80,000 Americans

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Splashing and swimming safely!

With summer in full swing, kids are spending time splashing around in pools and having a blast! That said, parents are appropriately anxious any time their kids are near water. Drowning continues to be the number one cause

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teaching children gratitude

Six Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP  (Adapted from healthychildren.org) (Part 1 of 2) Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving- but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.

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