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Congratulations! Your bundle of joy and sleeplessness has finally arrived, and you are switching gears from frequent OB/GYN appointments to frequent pediatrician visits. Your first pediatrician visit is an important milestone and a supportive setting to ask questions and gain reassurance that baby is healthy and thriving. It is also the optimal time for
Although immunizations have become a controversial issue in recent years, decades of research and countless scientific studies have upheld the safety of the routine vaccinations for infants and children and have specifically concluded that there is no link between child vaccines and autism. The vast majority of medical professionals believe that the risk of
Many children suffer with ADHD — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They may have problems concentrating at school or may have been labeled as difficult students by their teachers. At home, you may notice that your child has become moody or undergone other personality changes. At Touchpoint Pediatrics, we can walk through an ADHD evaluation with you and your child to see if
The emotional development of any child brings with it a plethora of unavoidable ups and downs. But, occasionally, circumstances will cause a child to be unhappier than might seem typical, and this can be a result of depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), up to 2-3% of children ages
Being ill is never pleasant. For parents who have to watch their child struggle with illness, the experience may be even more difficult, as the urge to intervene and lessen the pain takes hold. If you’ve visited a pediatrician with your under-the-weather child, and your doctor chose not to prescribe an antibiotic to treat
Good eating habits start early and last a lifetime. That is why parents need to encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits. Try these tips, and be sure to check with your child's pediatrician for additional suggestions. Model Healthy Eating Even when they seem focused elsewhere, kids tend to keep an eye on what their parents
It’s natural for new parents to be concerned about the health of their newborn. Because newborn's immune systems are still developing, they are more susceptible to catching common illnesses than the adults who care for them. It doesn’t help that newborns love to put their hands and feet in their mouth! Here are some
Medical advancements that have developed over the recent years have enabled longer lifespans, fewer illnesses, and increased general health nationwide. Here are some diseases that were once widespread and have become less common thanks to the implementation of vaccine schedules . Measles Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. They can be contracted even