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Asthma in children: A complete primer

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, MD Asthma is a common problem in children — nearly 10% now have it — and the number is increasing. Researchers are not sure of the reasons for this steady increase, but decreased air quality, lower activity levels among … Continue reading

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My Child’s Cough and Breathing Sounds Like…

by Kristen Stuppy, MD Parents often bring in kids with a cough but can’t describe what it sounds like. I sometimes get to hear it if they cough, but Murphy’s Law also says that a child who coughs often throughout … Continue reading

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Easy Potty Learning for Toddlers

by Dr. Laura Markham The simple truth about toilet training is that if the child is ready, it happens very easily. If not, a power struggle often ensues — and we all know that no one wins a parent-child power … Continue reading

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Starting Solids: The Old and the New and the Myths

Written by Kristen Stuppy MD Many parents are excited yet apprehensive to start foods with their infants. So many questions, so many fears. So much food introduction guidance has changed in recent years, that what you did with your older … Continue reading

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Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence

“Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child. Play, with all its exuberance and delighted togetherness, can ease the stress of parenting. Playful Parenting is a way to enter a child’s world, … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time You Reviewed CPR for Children?  

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6 things a dad pediatrician won’t let his kids do

Written by LEGRANDE RIVES, MD  A disclaimer: I did most of these things when I was a child. But my experiences as a pediatrician in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital ER have changed my perspective as a dad—there are some really … Continue reading

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