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The doctor’s in, on Twitter

The doctor’s in, on Twitter

For doctors, social media is a tool for research and teaching people about healthful habits. For patients, it’s an avenue for sharing doctors, facilities and advice. Twitter. A popular online social network? Yes. A vital tool for medical research? Maybe. “Until now, healthcare providers have primarily used online networks as a promotional tool,” says Lee […]

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Green Child Magazine

Green Child Magazine

How Do I Know If My Child Has Allergies? by Nina L. Shapiro, MD “It must be allergies.” How often do parents hear that? Very. But is it really the answer to all things stuffy and runny? Maybe yes, but maybe no. Presence or absence of allergies is oftentimes puzzling for parents. Especially nowadays, where […]

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Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Newborns spend a lot of their days (and, for your sake, hopefully nights) sleeping. Because they easily spend more than half of their time asleep, it is crucial that this activity is done safely. The safest way to have your newborn sleep is on his back. In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics found that […]

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Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

Take a deep breath…and clear the air for your baby

I thought I knew plenty about newborns. But I didn’t know that they areobligate nasal breathers, which means they cannot breathe through their mouths until they are around four months old. I also didn’t really ever understand how to use saline solution to clear a new baby’s nose. (Four kids, and I never learned this? […]

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Infant Carriers: How to Keep Your Baby Safe and Cozy

Infant Carriers: How to Keep Your Baby Safe and Cozy

        By Dr. Nina Shapiro Infant carriers, be they sacks, slings or ‘bjorns’, are wonderful ways to keep a baby close to your body, whether you are mom, dad, or loving caregiver. The physical closeness that these carriers provide allows a baby to feel similar to to how he felt in the […]

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Doctor with V.I. links writes book to help parents breath easier

Doctor with V.I. links writes book to help parents breath easier

        BY JOY BLACKBURN (DAILY NEWS STAFF) Published: January 10, 2012 A new book written by a doctor with local connections may help guide parents and caregivers about what’s normal and what’s not when children’s breathing issues crop up. “Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child,” […]

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Helping Parents Breathe Easier

Helping Parents Breathe Easier

        New book by head of UCLA’s pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine, answers common questions about respiratory issues in children, newborn to five years. First-time parents of a newborn sometimes obsess over the baby’s breathing. They watch the tiny chest move rhythmically up and down for hours, fearful of a change […]

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath

        Baby’s Breath Published: 12/15/2011 by Christina Elston A Guide To the Ins and Outs Of Infant Airways What parent hasn’t stood over their sleeping infant in awe, marveling at the tiny hands, the little nose and ears, and just watching him breathe? Despite the fact that she has Mom’s eyes or […]

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S.I. Parent December 2011 – Why Does My Child Snore? Is It Normal?

S.I. Parent December 2011 – Why Does My Child Snore? Is It Normal?

Hopefully well before your child has his first birthday, he will be sleeping through the night. Perhaps you have established some cozy bedtime rituals, or perhaps you suffered through some variation of ‘sleep training’. However you got there, if you child is sleeping through the night, then mission accomplished. Or is it? Don’t close that […]

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