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Whose yardstick is it anyway?

“Are you ready for Christmas?” That was the greeting I received December 5th from a very kind co-worker as I ...

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Hey Jimmy Kimmel, you’re teaching our kids how to bully!

What did Americans “Like” on YouTube in 2011? Parents modeling bullying behavior for the sake of cheap humor. Jimmy Kimmel ...

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Building Bridges – The Berlin Heart

At St. Louis at Children’s Hospital we have one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs in the country. As ...

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Can Kids get Cold Sores?

Cold sores are groups of small blisters on the lips and around the mouth caused by the Herpes simplex virus ...

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Mom’s Holiday Checklist

You’re shopping, cooking, planning, budgeting, wrapping and otherwise stressing to fit everything in to create a perfect holiday. STOP. Take ...

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Arsenic and Apple Juice

If you believe the adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ then by extension, shouldn’t apple juice do ...

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Does your child have anemia?

Anemia is a condition where the blood has a fewer red blood cells than usual. There are many causes of ...

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From Percocet to Heroin, the changing face of adolescent drug use

I never learned about heroin in my pediatric residency. I didn’t need to—I never treated a patient with heroin dependency ...

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Your Child Has Acne: Some Tips on Saving Face

Many experts say everyone will experience acne at some point in their lifetime. Although acne has been widely viewed as ...