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Using Infant Sleep Positioners Discouraged

Two government agencies are warning parents and other caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioning products as two recent deaths underscore concerns about suffocation. The Food and Drug Administration…

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College Freshman Should Get Meningitis Vaccine

Meningococcal meningitis is a form of bacterial meningitis that occurs with increased incidence in college freshmen living in dormitories. Humans are the only natural reservoir of the bacteria that causes…

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TV Turn-Off Week

Once a year, between April 23 and 29, people around the country are encouraged to turn off their televisions, iPads, computers and any other electronic devices that eat away our…

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Seasonal Flu Affects Young and Old

Seasonal flu, also known as influenza, infects an estimated 17 million to 50 million people in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu, even healthy people, and serious…

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Pet Turtles Can Carry Potentially Fatal Salmonella Infection

Turtles might look like cute pets, but it is estimated they are responsible for more than 70,000 annual cases of salmonella infections in the United States. Some of these infections…

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Is My Child Overweight?

Imagine you are at the pediatrician’s office with your 11-year-old son for his annual check-up when she informs you that your son has “X” disease. This chronic disease will cause…

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Drowning Prevention in Infants and Toddlers

As pediatricians, one of our most important goals in caring for young children is educating parents on injury prevention. Of particular relevance as the warm spring and summer months approach…

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Healthy Nutrition for a Healthier Future Generation

Preventive care through healthy nutrition is far superior to treatment of nutrition-based problems such as childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease. To help prevent these serious medical conditions, you should…

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