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  1. Preventing Tobacco, Alcohol And Drug Use…The 6G’s Guide For Parents ›

    It is a fact…teenage alcohol and drug use are extremely common…in all ages, races, and social classes. MOST parents have no idea their child is using alcohol or drugs until things get out of control.

  1. It’s Flu Season ›

    The flu generates a lot of attention every year; from your family and friends, from the media, from your doctor, from your child’s school, and on and on. It’s confusing and sometimes scary. Should you really be worried? What do you really need to know?

  1. Running Injuries: What Parents Need To Know ›

    Insight into the most common running injuries in kids, and what you can do to prevent them.

  1. Bicycle Safety For All Ages: Infants, Children and Adolescents ›

    School has begun and children are again riding their bikes with vigor. This is a good time to review the safety rules that apply to all bike riders.

  1. Constipation: A Parent’s Guide ›

    Nearly every day parents ask how they can help with their child’s pooping difficulties. While this is one of the most common pediatric problems, there is not a quick easy cure. It requires recognizing when a child is constipated, treating the problem every day, and constantly monitoring for return of symptoms. This guide will help parents identify and treat constipation, hopefully before it becomes a serious medical problem.

  1. Why Is My Baby Fussy? A Parent’s Guide To Interpreting Babies’ Cries ›

    Both new and experienced parents are often frustrated when they don’t know how to sooth their fussy infant.. You feel like you have tried everything, and your baby is still crying!

  1. Safe Infant Sleep: Protect Your Infant From SIDS And Sleep-related Deaths ›

    A review of the most important advice from pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. This list will help to provide a safe sleeping environment and prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), suffocation or entrapment while sleeping.

  1. Fever Reducers And Pain Relievers: What Parents Need To Know ›

    Medications such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are often recommended for fever or pain relief for infants and children. There have been some recent important changes in these recommendations and dosages. Parents need to be very cautious since these medications can be dangerous if given improperly.

  1. Choking Prevention ›

    Choking is the leading cause of injury that results in death for children younger than one year of age. Parents must be aware of common choking hazards and take preventive measures to avoid a choking accident.

  1. Teething Do’s and Don’t's ›

    Teething is a common cause of discomfort and pain for infants and children from 4 months to 3 years old, and often beyond. Parents need to know how to best sooth their child in a safe and effective way. New recommendations suggest caution with commonly used medications for teething.

  1. Infant Nutrition Update, Part 2 ›

    The continuation of as review of typical infant feeding guidelines from nine months to twelve months as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Last month we discussed guidelines from birth to nine months.

  1. Infant Nutrition Update ›

    A review of typical infant feeding guidelines from birth to one year, and updated nutrition recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Understand which foods are essential for adequate nutrition and which foods should be avoided

  1. Finger Sucking: Breaking The Habit ›

    Finger sucking is a normal early behavior in infancy and a common habit in childhood. It can lead to health and dental problems if it continues over three-to-four years of age. There are several proven ways to help your child break this habit.

  1. Concussion Update: What Parents Need To Know ›

    Athletes with a concussion should stay off the field and never return to play on the same day as experiencing the concussion.

  1. Chronic Daily Headaches: What Can You Do For Your Teenager? ›

    Here are some tips to help figure out your child’s headaches.

  1. Healthy Choices For Your Teenager And Family ›

    Dr. Livingston examines the choices we make in our daily life, school, and more.

  1. Tips For Breast-feeding Moms: How To Increase Milk Supply And Medication Advice While Nursing ›

    Dr. Livingston reviews some helpful suggestions for breast-feeding.

  1. Help Your Child Become A Good Eater ›

    Seven tips for helping your children become good eaters.

  1. Bullying: What Should A Parent Do? ›

    Dr. Livingston looks at the steps a parent can take when their child is the victim of bullying.

  1. Your Child Is Sick. So Can He Go To School? The Updated Guidelines On When To Exclude Ill Children ›

    No parent WANTS to send their sick child to day care or school, but all parents know that sometimes you HAVE to. If all sick children had to stay home, parents would likely almost never get to work and kids would miss much of their education.

  1. The Vaccine Schedule: Why So Many Vaccines And Why So Early? ›

    Here are some answers to many of the most common questions heard by pediatricians.

  1. Tantrums and Time Out: Discipline For The Terrible Two’s ›

  1. Flu Season is Coming! Prevention and Treatment For Your Family ›

    Dr. Livingston looks at steps you can take to deal with the flu.

  1. The 5 D’s of Discipline: Teaching the Concept of “No” ›

    Dr. Livingston reviews five concepts that help reveal the power of saying "no."

  1. Pediatric Dental Care: A Healthy Smile Starts Before The First Tooth ›

    When do you start brushing the teeth? At what age does a child see the dentist? There are often many questions surrounding this everyday habit.

  1. Updated Car Seat Guidelines ›

    A look at the new regulations as well as shopping tips.

  1. A Dinnertime Topic For Discussion: Do You Know What Is Actually In Those Energy Drinks? ›

    Increased energy is best achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.

  1. A Dinnertime Topic for Discussion: Have You Heard of the Choking Game? ›

    Know the warning signs of children playing the choking game.

  1. Teenage Sexuality and Contraception ›

    Dr. Livingston explores contraception options for teenagers.

  1. Loving The Skin You’re In: Basic Skin Care ›

    Our skin is an organ and should be protected. It can be inflamed due to many factors. We should be aware of some basic principles of skin care to protect it.

  1. The Teenage Physical and Confidentiality ›

    Dr. Livingston discusses the elements of privacy and confidentiality associated with a teenage physical.

  1. A Safe Summer Goodie Bag ›

    Summertime is here and we all look forward to the change in routine. Sun and surf call. But we should be prepared by incorporating safe and sound “goodies”.


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