It happens in the blink of an eye. The newborn you cradled in your arms is suddenly a walking, talking toddler intent on testing the limits. As parents, you want to encourage exploration and spark imagination, but not at the... more
Updated August 30, 2015 In its 2011 clinical report, Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia, the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended universal supplementation of all exclusively breastfed infants with liquid iron starting at... more
For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes, Christmas cookies, and Halloween candies, and then brace themselves for the ensuing “sugar high.”... more
Updated September 18, 2013 Some are obscure, others more common, but all newborn conditions (both genetic and non-genetic) can have devastating consequences if not diagnosed early on. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month and 2013 marks the 50th year since... more
Updated February 8, 2015 As an ever-growing number of parents decide to forgo vaccinations for their children, many worry publicly about the impact on communities. And for good reason. Low vaccination rates threaten herd immunity. “Herd immunity” has been credited... more
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