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By Kristen Danielson, M.D.
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Beware of E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are advertised as a way to help smokers quit. They are sold in many colors, shapes, sizes, and flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, and peach schnapps. The devices have a battery, a vaporizer, and a cartridge that team up tog...  More »

Turn Down That Music!

Your teenager may be ruining his or her hearing. Data suggests that 1 out of 6 teens will experience hearing loss in their lifetime due to excessive noise exposure.  More »

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Quick facts about illnesses and antibiotics  More »

Over-the-Counter Cold Medicines: What You Need to Know

There’s a whole aisle devoted to them in the pharmacy sections of stores that carry medicines. But do you need them? Or, more importantly, should you ever use them for your child?  More »

Flu Update: What You Need to Know for 2013

The flu vaccine for the 2013-14 year is now widely available. And there are more vaccine choices than ever. It can be overwhelming. I’ve talked about the influenza previously, but here are some updates for the upcoming flu season  More »

Will You Love That Tattoo in 20 Years?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some advice for teens who are considering getting tattoos—and for their parents.  More »

Doctor, Is This CT Scan Necessary?

Should you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having your child acutely ill in an emergency room or doctor’s office, this may be a good question to remember to ask.  More »

Tips for a Healthy, Happy School Year

Here are some suggestions on how to get the year started off to a healthy start and maximize your child’s chances for success in school.  More »

Lawn Mower Safety

Tips to keep your kids safe while playing near your home.  More »

Trampoline Safety

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), over 100, 000 emergency-room visits per year are associated with injuries suffered while the persons were using trampolines.  More »

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