• Travel Tips for Stress-Free Family Travel

    July 12, 2024, 14:34 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    In healthy children.org there is a recent update on travel tips for stress-free family travel. Most families travel by car and the first rule is always use a car seat even in rental cars or taxis.

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    Baby Teeth Develop in the Fetus

    July 12, 2024, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Once the first tooth has erupted it should be brush twice a day with a baby tooth brush and a grain of rice size fluoride toothpaste. After age three, a pea size amount of toothpaste can be used. Adults should help until about age 7-8 years or when the child can write their name well.

  • Pesticides are Poison

    July 8, 2024, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    It actually means a chemical used to kill harmful animals or plants. The problem is that the chemical doesn’t know which animal or plant is harmful. After all, the chemical was created to kill not to think.

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    Flouride is in Community Water

    July 4, 2024, 10:39 AM by UTMB Pediatrics

    The current recommendation is that communities adjust fluoride levels to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water.

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    Sleep Tip for Children's Health

    July 4, 2024, 10:03 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    In this KKH article, Dr. Robinson discusses the importance of sleep and tips to help your child sleep soundly.

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    Nicotine News

    June 28, 2024, 08:50 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    There is dissolvable tobacco and non-tobacco products, nicotine chewing gum and heated tobacco products. No matter what the manufacturers say the new nicotine products are not safe for children. Disposable e-cigarettes vaping are not safe but are heavily marketed to young people.

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    Beware of Supplement

    June 21, 2024, 00:00 AM by Department of Pediatrics

    It is probably wise to discuss dietary supplements with your health care provider and look for the label for UPS or NSF testing. Remember Vitamin C is in citrus fruit and iron is in raisins and spinach. Ask Popeye.

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    Sleep is Important

    June 18, 2024, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    In this KKH article, Dr. Robinson discusses the importance of sleep and tips to help your child sleep soundly.

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    Use Deet Carefully to Repel Mosquitos

    June 14, 2024, 12:03 PM by Department of Pediatrics

    DEET functions to produce a vapor layer distasteful to mosquitoes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that DEET should not be used on babies under the age of two months. Older children can use DEET concentrations up to 30%.

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    Active Listening Starts Early

    May 14, 2024, 00:00 AM by Mary Urbani

    Active listening is an important skill which begins with giving your child your full attention. Put down your phone, book or laptop. Maintain eye contact and focus on your child.

  • For Better or Worse

    May 10, 2024, 13:17 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Because of the vulnerability of children’s brains, it is necessary to become good digital parents and citizens. Policy makers and media companies need to be held accountable for protecting children in this digital age.

  • "In Pursuit of Happiness"

    May 1, 2024, 12:43 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Dr. Markides is quoted saying that there is “a story in social science that support systems and strong families are conducive to good health and longevity”.

  • The Benefit of Playing in Undirected Ways

    April 30, 2024, 13:47 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    George Bernard Shaw said “we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stopped playing”.

  • Fire Prevention Tips

    April 22, 2024, 11:46 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    One of the most important steps is to install smoke alarms and keep them in good working order. Smoke alarms can be found for $10 or less in the hardware store or mail order.

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    April is Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month

    April 22, 2024, 11:28 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are 100% preventable. There is no amount of any kind of alcohol during pregnancy that is risk free.

  • The Eclipse is April 8, 2024

    March 29, 2024, 14:29 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    NASA will live screen the solar eclipse, so that a cloudy day will not foil your plans for viewing. You can also watch the live stream to see the total eclipse if you are not in the path of totality.

  • The Musical connection to Emotions

    March 8, 2024, 15:36 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Memory is central to thinking or cognition, to the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

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