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Sports, Bike Rides and Concussions

  Spring has sprung and Little League season is looming as is a return to outdoors sports and activities.  So there’s no time like the present to segue to a discussion about concussions and children. What does a parent need to…
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Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate?

In no small measure, we can help our children and their progeny lead long, healthy, productive lives by making sure they are vaccinated. The 2015 pertussis (or whooping cough) outbreak in Brooklyn brings this issue into 20/20 focus.
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May I Have a Treat - Sugar - NO!

PUTTING SUGAR IN ITS PLACE Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  You know the scenario.  “May I have a treat, please?”   “Just one more, Mommy.  Just one more.  I promise.  That’s it. I PROMISE”   This is about candy…
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Yes, your well child still needs to come to the doctor.

We pediatricians know that parents keep a close eye on their sick children and bring them in to see us when something is out of the ordinary.  However, it can be harder to stick to the routine of scheduling WELL exams – also known as physical…
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Say “YES” to Vaccines

My mum instilled in me an appreciation for the era in which I was growing up, especially since vaccines against childhood diseases were in their infancy.
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No Bumpers, Please

Crib bumpers seem like a way to protect babies from injuries. In reality, a safe crib without bumpers is the best way to go because bumpers increase the risk of SIDS.