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When Healthcare Can’t Heal

A 2-year-old child of one of my colleagues just got a glob of Vaseline in his hair. After trying everything ...

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Talking to your Teen – 8 Ideas for Moms and Dads

Mark Twain’s quote, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to ...

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How Can You Catch HPV? 8 Sad Facts You Never Knew (Plus Some Good News)

I know a little boy whose sweet voice slowly became hoarse and rough. At first it was blamed on viral ...

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Stop the Crying: 8 Tricks to Help Your Teething Baby, from a Mom-Pediatrician

As the mom of an 18 month old, teething seems to be a frequent conversation topic these days. At home, ...

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Boston: What do I tell my kids?

We first posted this column after the Colorado movie theater shooting, and again after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. ...

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The HPV Vaccine: Why Some Parents say “No”

A mom I know politely declined the HPV vaccine for her pre-teen daughter, saying that she was worried about vaccine ...

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Kids and Depression: How have we come to this?

By the time kids come to see me in the ER with depression, things are usually pretty bad. Yet, I ...

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Keeping Your Child Safe: 6 Things MomDocs Know That You Should Too

Last summer on the way home from the beach, the SUV I bought to keep my kids safe had warning ...

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“Are You Done Yet?” In Defense of our 5th Child

This week my husband and I announced our big news: we’re expecting our 5th child in September. “Really?” is the ...