Tag Archives: Meriter Pediatric Center

Should I Give my Baby a Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin for people of all ages.  It aids the body in calcium absorption, bone growth and remodeling, reducing inflammation, and helping immune function.  You get Vitamin D through certain foods and also through a process … 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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Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the “sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know about Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV)

As a pediatrician and a parent, I have come to dread the winter months.  Everywhere you turn, people are coughing and blowing their noses.  It seems impossible to escape the germs and stay healthy!  Thankfully, most of these illnesses are … Continue reading

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