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  1. Winter Wonders: Indications For A New Vaccine ›

    Another look at new flu vaccines.

  1. Labial Adhesions ›

    My baby has a vaginal web! What can I do to make her normal?

  1. Toddlers and Bowlegs: What’s Normal? ›

    Why are his legs so bowed? Will he outgrow it? What can I do to help?

  1. CT Scan Versus MRI ›

    Radiology has come a long way with the advent of CT Scans and MRI’s.  Here are the differences in the two imagings.

  1. Can My Son Be Allergic To Air Conditioning? ›

    Cold, dry air in some children and adults can provoke a reaction that looks like an allergy. The article explores this fact.

  1. Is Mercury A Concern In Vaccines? ›

    Dr. Theriot examines the evidence on whether mercury in vaccines is a concern for parents, as well as options parents have when it comes to vaccines.

  1. The Newborn Physical Exam ›

    Dr. Murphy goes over what to expect when your newborn is examined.

  1. Buckle Up For Safety ›

    A look at car safety.

  1. Umbilical Hernia ›

    Dr. Samson examines umbilical hernias.

  1. Up Your Nose ›

    When a patient comes into the office with sniffles, Dr. Theriot finds more than he expects.

  1. Choosing Day Care For Infants And Young Children ›

    Four standards to look for when selecting day care for your infant and young child.

  1. It Ain’t Ringworm ›

    Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.

  1. Choosing Toys For Tots ›

    Here are a few principles that make choosing toys easier.

  1. Hand Foot And Mouth…Not Hoof And Mouth ›

    Though they sound the same, there's a big difference.

  1. Carotenemia: A Look With A Jaundiced Eye ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at a common condition in babies, how it's caused and the remedies.

  1. Pedialyte ›

    This is a useful source of fluid to the child with gastroenteritis (stomach flu).

  1. Autism And The MMR Vaccine: A Look At The Controversy ›

    Studies are ongoing to try to unlock the mystery of autism. The cause is not known. The Center for Disease Control does not recommend changing the immunization schedule, that is giving the MMR vaccine at one year of age.

  1. You Are What You Eat ›

    Dr. Samson explores the behavioral changes that can occur when avoiding certain foods, including the alleviation of ADHD behavior.

  1. Breath Holding Spells ›

    Dr. Theriot looks at breath holding spells in children.

  1. Newborn Hearing ›

    Hearing loss is one of the more common congenital abnormalities that is seen in newborns, occurring in around 1-3/1000 live births.

  1. How to Choose a Pediatrician ›

    Dr. Theriot helps a mother-to-be choose a pediatrician.

  1. Questions & Answers: Jaundice ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about jaundice.

  1. Questions & Answers: Jaundice ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about jaundice.

  1. Tetanus Shots: Not Just For Kids ›

    Why everyone, not just kids, needs a tetanus shot.

  1. Diaper Rash ›

    Tips for dealing with diaper rash.

  1. Fever In Newborns ›

    A look at why a newborn with a slight fever may need to be treated with antibiotics.

  1. Croup…A Parent’s Nightmare ›

    Typically seen in the winter months, croup is a viral infection. It is important to contact your doctor with any questions.

  1. Hemangiomas: Blood Vessel Tissue ›

    Hemangiomas are vascular, or blood vessel tissues. They are not cancerous or dangerous. The two most common types are the salmon patch and the strawberry hemangiomas.

  1. No Opinion Requested: None Given ›

    Dr. Samson offers some advice to grandparents.

  1. Questions & Answers: Hives ›

    Dr. Theriot answers your question about food allergies and hives.

  1. When To Bring Your Child To The Doctor ›

    At the first sign of your child’s illness, call your doctor. Let him decide the next indicated course of action.

  1. You Have To Laugh: A Missing Nickel ›

    The case of the missing nickel.

  1. Questions & Answers: Hepatitis Vaccine ›

    Dr. Theriot answers parents' questions about the hepatitis vaccine.

  1. You Have To Laugh: BRAT diet ›

    When a BRAT isn't a brat.

  1. Question about Hearing Tests ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about hearing tests in toddlers.

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