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The Wiggle Worth a Thousand Words

If a child understands how pinworms get inside our bodies, hand washing becomes a regular habit. We can thank this ...

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The Scoop on Poop: Constipation

Constipation is the reason for 3 percent of all pediatric office visits, and it is always important to find the ...

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The Practice of Prescribing Antibiotics Over The Phone

Time has passed, Lizzie is now 18 years old, super infections are on the rise, and the medical community has ...

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The Importance of Being Immunized

Recent headlines have stirred up some discussion among parents over whether to have your child immunized. Experts at St. Louis ...

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The Flu or Not the Flu? What Should You Do?

“I have the flu,” are words doctors will be hearing a lot in the next few weeks. Words patients may ...

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Why are Latex Balloons a Danger to Children?

Latex balloons are festive and colorful, but they are also the leading cause of choking deaths in children in the ...

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The Battle Against Diaper Rash

With wet diapers continually holding moisture and chemicals against the skin, it is no wonder that many babies are destined ...

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The Basics on Burns

Nearly 40,000 children each year are hospitalized with burns. Scalding burns from hot liquids, including hot water and coffee, are ...

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The Baby Swallowed What?

The variety of non-food items that children place into their mouths is alarming. Coins, batteries, magnets, needles, pins, tacks, glass, ...