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Diagnosing Autism

  • Posted on May 3, 2018

Sometimes I read a medical article that gives me chills. Let me tell you about some research that’s underway. A hearing test, called the ABR (auditory brainstem response) is done on every newborn to discover

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Break-up with your phone

  • Posted on Apr 26, 2018

Attention Parents: Here are some tips for “breaking-up” with your phone! I know it’s hard to not look at your phone constantly, but we need to “break-up” with our phones so we can focus on

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Herbal supplements

  • Posted on Apr 19, 2018

  Nearly one in five people will take an herbal supplement and this number is even higher in children who have chronic illness. There continues to be this assumption that if it is ‘natural’ –

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Marijuana

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2018

An article I read recently encourages “embracing the complexity of the issue” of marijuana use in teens. It discourages “vilifying cannabis”.  My problem is that the rest of the article is spent telling about how

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Rubber Ducky may not be the friend we thought he was…

  • Posted on Apr 6, 2018

A recent article in Nature (March 2018) studied bath toys and what they found was a bit disturbing. Due to the higher temperatures and humidity in bathrooms, toys were found to have greater microbial growth.

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Tragedies in Children

  • Posted on Mar 30, 2018

In light of the recent school shooting in Florida or bombings in Austin, you may be left wondering if, and how, to explain this or other tragedies to your children.  Understand that kids sense your

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When Your Child Can’t (or Won’t) Swallow the Pill

  • Posted on Mar 29, 2018

These genius tricks from parents like you will make the medicine go down (without a fight!). “My child found it easier to take his medication if it was served in applesauce.” —Elaine20 “My parents crushed

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