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Kids and Fireplace Danger

Fireplaces provide heat in the cold winter months of Wisconsin and provide a nice ambiance. However, as a pediatrician, almost every year I see or hear of a young child with serious burns from a fireplace. Most parents understand the … Continue reading

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When to be Concerned with your Child’s Speech

Speech is one of the developmental milestones that many parents often worry about. Often I get questions about whether it’s OK that children are mispronouncing certain sounds. The good news is that it’s very common for children to have trouble … 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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Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy this Winter

All  babies, no matter when they are born, have immature immune systems. Because of this, we know we need to do everything we can to protect them from getting sick. “Viral season” in Wisconsin starts in early November and usually … 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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