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A healthy child is something every parent wishes for. Yet 1 in every 33 babies born in the U.S. has a birth defect and 20% of birth defects cause death. Birth defects occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy, so it is important to take preventative measures prior to conceiving. While many birth defects […]

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With the recent sextortion case out of Florida, parents are realizing once again how vulnerable their children can be when online. It is essential that parents and children both understand the realities of online predators. Here are some key facts and information to help you properly educate your teen on the dangers of online predators.

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Despite what mass media wants kids to believe, it is not all about them. It can be challenging to raise a child that is both grateful and generous with the conflicting messages playing before them. Here are some tips to help raise children who are grateful for what they have and enjoy giving to others.

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As the cold weather arrives, millions of Americans plan their annual trek to the doctor’s office for an immunization that protects against certain strands of the flu, or influenza. But is it really necessary? As controversial a topic as the flu vaccine is, one has to ask if the benefits of receiving a flu vaccine […]

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More than a million babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year, which is one of the highest rates in the world. Babies born before 37 weeks gestation are at greater risk of a variety of long-term health problems. This is because important growth and development occur during the final weeks and months of […]

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One of the biggest fears a parent has is the mistreatment of their child. Bullying has garnered a lot of attention recently in an effort to curb its’ rate of occurrence. But what really is bullying and what role does your child play in it? Bullying by definition is an occurrence of unwanted and aggressive […]

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For most people, SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome brings to mind many things – most being questions. Why does it happen? How can it be prevented? For those who have lost a child to SIDS, it brings to mind other more somber thoughts. October is SIDS Awareness month and the team at Rainbow Pediatrics […]

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Surely you’ve heard the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” right? And surely your child or children fights you at every opportunity when it comes to eating healthy, but don’t fret. There are several ways you can incorporate a healthy diet and your child is none the wiser. September is Fruits & […]

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Psoriasis, another word that you would have no idea about unless you looked it up in a dictionary. But as a parent this is one ailment you should familiarize yourself with. A patch of skin that a child continually aggravates by scratching or an area of the skin that rubs against a child’s clothing and […]

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You’ve come to the realization that it’s probably not smart to tell your kid that you’re going to the doctor, because of their reaction. But once you pull up into the parking lot of a place they’ve been dozens of times it starts all over again: the crying, the falling out, the screaming. Of course […]

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Just relax: the most vital piece of advice breastfeeding veterans have for a new mom. That’s probably easier said than done for them. But what other advice could a “newbie”follow for breastfeeding effectiveness?

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Johnny’s disruptive and inattentive in class. He sits in the back of the class, throwing paper and making others laugh. You’re fed up with the calls about his behavior. Have you considered that Johnny’s problem could be as simple as him not being able to see the blackboard? Sure it sounds ridiculous, but a May […]

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Something as seemingly benign as giving a child oral liquid medication has created quite a stir in the news recently. The culprit: using teaspoons and tablespoon-based medicine instructions. In fact, using this type of measurement doubled a parent’s chances of inaccurately dosing their child. Confusion about proper medicine dosing has contributed to over 10,000 calls […]

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It’s hard to keep up with recommended immunizations, without adding another one. So you’re thinking, “Now what?” The use of the HPV vaccine for boys and young men is now another one on parents’ minds.  

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Fourth of July celebrations are full of picnics, beach trips, and parties for many families across the country. But like many Americans, when you think of July Fourth, you probably think about fireworks. Fireworks are a fun way to display our patriotism and celebrate our nation’s birth, but when it comes to handling them, your […]

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Children learn at a young age that tanned skin is attractive. They learn this through their friends, classmates, and even parents who like to tan. While we all need sun exposure, it is vital that children understand why we must protect our skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (UV).

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A popular topic on social media and the news, celiac disease is getting extra attention this month. That is because May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Affecting approximately 1 percent of children in the U.S., the only treatment for celiac disease is eating a strict gluten-free diet for life.

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The health of our children is a top priority for parents. We want our kids to grow to be successful in everything life has in store for them, socially, academically and physically. Yet mental health can impact a child’s ability to lead a normal life. Identifying mental health illness in children is often left to […]

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Spring is a time to enjoy the outdoors. The flowers and trees are blooming. The weather is warming. The kids are sneezing and sniffling. Huh? Seasonal allergies do not have to prevent your family from enjoying the outdoors. Here are some tips to help ease the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

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Raising happy and healthy children is a goal we all want to attain. But children get into things they shouldn’t, which can sometimes cause great injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 300 children in the U.S. ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department every day, two of which die, […]

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