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Tylenol Changes and Dosing Recommendations

Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen and APAP) is a pain reliever and fever reducer very commonly used in children. As you know, however,  the dosing can be very confusing. Up until now, there have been so many different formulas, strengths … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Kids Healthy at School

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Star-Country_Keeping-Kids-Healthy-Dr-Millin-2011-09-21.mp3 Meriter pediatrician, Kristin Millin, MD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about keeping kids healthy at school. Click the play button to listen! The start of the school year is an exciting time for kids, with exposure to all … Continue reading

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Keeping your Newborn Safe in the Sun

What’s the best way to protect my baby from the harmful effects of the sun? Infants younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight if at all possible. Try finding places with shade like under a tree, … Continue reading

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Bedtime Head Banging: Things to Consider

Many kids exhibit rhythmic behaviors at night such as head-banging or rocking back and forth or making rhythmic sounds. Although these behaviors can seem bizarre, they are a quite normal part of a child’s development. About 5 % of children … Continue reading

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Sudden Death in Young Athletes

There have been several recent news stories about young, teenage athletes dying during sporting events, including the poignant story of a teenager who made a game-winning shot in his basketball game and collapsed seconds later.  These stories are heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: When Are They Appropriate?

As the flu and cold season comes to its annual climax, I’d like to share a few thoughts on antibiotics and when their use is appropriate. First and foremost, it’s important to understand that viruses—the agents responsible for most of … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Toddler

In contrast to infancy (0-1 year), the toddler years (1-3 years) are a much slower period of physical growth. As growth rates decrease, your child’s appetite decreases and food intake may seem erratic and unpredictable. Parental concern about the limited … Continue reading

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On the Road to Sharing

Long ago, my son received a blue toy mouse as a gift. It disappeared and was forgotten. Recently, my mom saw the same mouse on sale and thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. She bought a … Continue reading

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Toy Safety During the Holidays

Greetings – The holiday season is now officially upon us and parents are busy shopping and buying gifts for their loved ones. But what’s on our kids’ minds? Toys, of course. This is the season for Santa to bring home the wish list, which can … Continue reading

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What Parents Should Know about Kids & TV

Even though the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that 2 year olds not watch TV and older children watch no more than 1 to hours a day, most children are watching more. According to the Kaiser foundation, 2/3 of … Continue reading

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