Awareness

Our Super-Successful Kids Are Struggling! How to Help Them Thrive

Our Super-Successful Kids Are Struggling! How to Help Them Thrive

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Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 01:06 pmWhat if I told you that 1 out of every 3 kids age 6 to 11 is afraid that the Earth won’t exist when they grow up??? WHO are these children??? What if I told you that little kid you just kissed goodnight,,, who got an A on his test…who practiced her cello for hours… what if I told you they were the ones who said it. What if instead I told you they... 

Community

Teaching Your Child The Fine Art of Swallowing Pills and Capsules

Teaching Your Child The Fine Art of Swallowing Pills and Capsules

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For any parent, getting children to take their medication can be a frustrating experience. The flavor of a liquid such as Prednisone may be off putting to a child. You worry about spilling liquid medications or dosing accurately. That’s why I find that teaching children as early as possible to swallow a pill or capsule to be a wise idea. You may wonder “Why worry about teaching my child how to... 

Innovations

BUZZY – Because We ALL Need Shots That Don’t Hurt!

BUZZY – Because We ALL Need Shots That Don’t Hurt!

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As a pediatrician, I strongly support vaccination. I never thought shots were a big deal; parents and staff even chuckle sometimes when a kid is freaking out about shots. You know, ‘deal with it’. I have taken care of children who died from vaccine-preventable diseases, and I used to think that any delay in shots endangers all society. Then I had my own kids, and witnessed firsthand that while... 

Involvement

Finally – A Step Towards Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances!

Finally – A Step Towards Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances!

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Last updated on August 8th, 2019 at 07:02 pmIn 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally...