Yearly Archives: 2019

Managing Kids & Technology

Are you living with a screen zombie? Nationwide, kids ages 8 to 18 years old are spending more than seven hours a day looking at screens – this includes phones, computers, television and tablets. But what exactly are your kids doing while they’re staring at the screen? “Parents should know what their children are viewing […]

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STAYING SAFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Every year the winter holidays descend upon us with thoughts of family, friends, food, decorations and gifts. For parents, the winter holidays also present safety hazards. Navigating parties and celebrations with little children can be stressful enough without considering safety, but it’s important to do so. Here are some reminders to keep your kids safe […]

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HOW FIND THE SAFEST TOYS AND GIFTS
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The clock is ticking and there’s just about four weeks left to shop for everything on your kids’ wish list. Whether you’re fighting the crowds at the mall on Black Friday or taking the online shopping route, purchasing toys and gifts that are safe and age-appropriate is very important to prevent dangerous situations and serious […]

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Febrile Seizures:
What You Need to Know

Approximately 4 percent of children will experience a febrile seizure which can be scary to witness, but they’re fairly common in children ages six months to five years old who have a high fever. What Are Febrile Seizures? Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen when a young child has a temperature above 100.4°F (38°C). […]

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Teens and Vaping:
What Parents Need to Know

There’s an epidemic on the horizon and parents can help stop it. According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Study, more than 5 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. An entire generation is at risk of addiction with serious side effects. Learn more about vaping and use this knowledge in conversations with […]

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Diabetes: Type 1 vs. Type 2…
what’s the difference?

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TAKE ACTION TO STOP BULLYING

Many parents remember having difficulties with other kids in school. Maybe you were picked on as a kid, or had a bully that made you miserable. Perhaps you felt safe once you got home and could relax with your family. Unfortunately, bullying today isn’t like it used to be. It can extend beyond the school […]

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FIVE SIGNS YOUR TEEN MAY NEED TO BE EVALUATED FOR DEPRESSION

If you’re the parent of a teen, you may have already witnessed enough drama and extreme mood swings to rival an episode of “Real Housewives.” But how do you know if what you’re seeing is typical teenage angst or something more? “Talk to your teen on a regular basis and do the best you can […]

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ASK THE CPCMG PEDIATRICIAN:
Breath-holding spells

When my toddler gets very upset, she stops breathing and passes out. Our pediatrician says these are breath-holding spells and they’re nothing to worry about. These episodes don’t last long but they’re very upsetting. Why is this happening to her? Breath-holding spells can be scary. They occur in five percent of healthy children, most commonly […]

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Breastfeeding Q&A

New parents are faced with the decision of how to feed their newborn. The options include exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding and supplementing with pumped milk or formula, pumping and feeding breastmilk in a bottle, giving donor milk or giving formula. Oftentimes circumstances require making changes to the feeding plan, despite an already agreed upon method. For […]

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