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Kid’s Health & Safety

Save Your Child From a Mouthful of Cavities


Yucky cavities. The most chronic childhood disease, according to the dentists at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, located in Cincinnati. Five times more prevalent than asthma in children, cavities can cause major trouble for kids, including pain, tooth decay and dental abscesses.   That’s why it’s so important to follow guidelines for tooth care for… Read more »

Too Cold To Play? No Way!


What a phenomenon! We know fresh air is good for kids and yet when it’s cold outside we tend to keep them indoors. Why? Playing outside, sledding, skating and skiing are all great ways to benefit from the winter weather, as is just taking a brisk walk or hike, or having a fun romp in… Read more »

Sweet Dreams


Two-year-old Bella has a nightly bedtime ritual that includes a couple of stories, prayers and four or five hugs. It’s a pattern that helps her fall asleep easily, according to her mom.    Not all toddlers are so easy. It can be exhausting to put a toddler to bed — and keep him there. What’s… Read more »

Prepare For A Preemie


Although most expecting parents are eager for their baby’s arrival, they’re not so eager as to want the big day to come too soon! Unfortunately, preterm births – defined by the March of Dimes as births that happen before 37 weeks of pregnancy – are all too common. The March of Dimes anticipates about 380,000… Read more »

On the Move!


“Perfection.” That’s what Chelsea Myers says of baby feet. When her son was born she remembers measuring his whole foot against her thumb. There is just something about baby feet that we all love. Mom Emily Czerwonka says they “make us think of all the miles we’ve walked,” while Sue Duty says she “wonders where… Read more »

Babies, Backs & Bellies


Safe to Sleep is always important (always place Baby on his back for sleeping!), but are you as diligent about tummy time for your little one?   “It’s all about balance,” says neonatal/pediatric occupational therapist Michelle Emanuel. She’s spent a career helping babies with issues like head flattening (plagiocephaly), posture problems, and asymmetries (torticollis).  … Read more »

Baby On Board


National Child Passenger Safety Week takes place Sept. 17 – 23. Safe Kids ( estimates that 73 percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, and that thousands of U.S. children die in motor vehicle related incidents each year. But there’s something you can do, and that’s to make sure your child’s car… Read more »

Don’t Mess Around With Strep


School’s starting up again, and with that comes multiple viruses and bacterial infections, including the dreaded strep throat. We chatted with Kathryn O’Malley, M.D., F.A.A.P., from Muddy Creek Pediatrics, on the basics of strep throat. We also learned (as will you) about why it’s important to treat strep with antibiotics and to complete the full… Read more »

Nursing Troubles: Could Baby Be Tongue-Tied?


New moms are well aware of the benefits of breastfeeding their newborns, but there are times when it can feel like an exercise in torture if Baby doesn’t latch correctly. That doesn’t necessarily mean you and your baby are doing it wrong. He might simply have ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, in which the band of tissue… Read more »

Kids & Phone Radiation


Cell phones are fantastic, but it’s possible — just possible — that we have grown lax about the radiation danger they may pose to our kids.   Last year, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released partial findings from a study involving rats exposed to the same kind of radio frequency that cell phones emit…. Read more »

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