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The Dangers of Liquid Nicotine

Here’s one more reason to stay away from e-cigarettes: liquid nicotine—the main ingredient inside this newest pet project of tobacco companies—is a potential household poison.  More »

The Dreaded Fever: A Guide for Parents

Fever is one of the things that seem to fill a parent with considerable fear. Yet the fever itself is rarely dangerous for a child. In fact, a fever is generally considered part of the body’s reaction to fight an illness, and so it can be helpful....  More »

Cyberbullying and Suicide

a study from researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has again highlighted the fact that this online world our children are exposed to can be scary, and that we need to be aware of its dangers.  More »

Is Your Soda Safe?

Did you ever wonder why some sodas are brown?  More »

The Connection Between Weight Gain and Screen Time

Yet another study supports the frequent recommendations of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals to limit the amount of screen time your child has each day.  More »

The Dangers of Raw Milk

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (in Pediatrics, December 2013) warns of the risks of ingesting raw milk, or products made from raw milk such as cheese and ice cream. The AAP's warning is aimed particularly at pregnan...  More »

Carbon Monoxide: Quiet, Odorless, and Lethal

As you try to keep warm this winter, please be aware of the risk of generating carbon monoxide gas in your home. These tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP News) can help.  More »

Why We Need Vaccines

Who in their lifetime has seen a case of polio or diphtheria? Even in the health profession, many would say they have not.  More »

How to Talk to Your Kids About 'Sexting'

In a recent study published in the February 2014 issue of Pediatrics, scientists surveyed 410 students in the 7th grade and found that 22 percent of them had “sexted.” The study also found that kids who had sexted may be more likely to actually en...  More »

Too Much of a Good Thing

When used appropriately, acetaminophen is effective and generally safe—but too much of it can be fatal. And an overdose can occur more easily than you think.  More »

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