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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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    High Blood Pressure in Kids

    February 16, 2024, 13:46 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    If blood pressure remains high, medications might be needed with careful follow-up. Sometimes a referral to a kidney doctor (nephrologist) is needed.

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    Helping Children with Greif

    January 19, 2024, 09:36 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Death and dying seems unreal but bad things do happen. Many continue to believe that childhood is a time of happiness and joy but not always. No one is prepared for the experience of grief and there is no “right” way to live through it.

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    Healthy Eating may Improve Heart, Behavior and GI symptoms

    January 17, 2024, 14:23 PM by Department of Pediatrics

    There are ongoing studies to evaluate how using digestive enzymes can improve behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autistic behaviors and attention deficit problems.

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    Family Safety is Key

    January 8, 2024, 11:11 AM by Department of Pediatrics

    Healthychildren.org has some suggestions for a checklist to secure a safer environment in any home. As children will put anything in their mouths, it is important to store pills, inhalers, and other prescriptions out of reach. Move medicines in purses or at the bedside securely out of reach. Pets, pet food and pet medicines should be stored out of a child’s reach. (This is for the safety of both the child and the pet.) Unsafe cleansers and chemicals need to be moved to cabinets with safety locks completely out of reach. Be careful of leaving alcoholic drinks in easy reach of children at the same party.

  • Is your Microbiome the Fountain of Youth?

    December 15, 2023, 09:51 AM by Patricia Beach, MD and Adam Stranberg, MD

    We have much to learn about nature. Maybe through our gut’s microbes our diets can nurture behavior.

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    Nature vs Nurture

    December 12, 2023, 12:13 PM by Patricia Beach, MD and Adam Stranberg, MD

    We have much to learn about nature. Maybe through our gut’s microbes our diets can nurture behavior.

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