Reading Disorders: What parents need to know

Reading Disorders: What parents need to know

Reading is a cornerstone of learning. However, it's not always easy for all kids to read. About 10 million children in the United States have some sort of reading disorder. People with reading disorders can face challenges when their brain processes written words and...

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healthy snacks

healthy snacks

by Dr. Amanda Penny Like many parents, I frequently struggle to provide healthy snack options.  As a working mom whose kids seem to have endless after-school activities, I need snacks that are quick and convenient.  I’ve challenged myself to seek...

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What is monkeypox?

What is monkeypox?

David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP The United States is among several countries where cases of monkeypox infections have been reported. The virus causes a rash that can look like chickenpox (varicella) or molluscum. The current...

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Cow’s Milk Alternatives: Parent FAQs

Cow’s Milk Alternatives: Parent FAQs

By: Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP & Rachel Drake, MS, RD, CSO, CSP, CDN  Milk is a grocery list staple for many families. But some avoid it because of milk protein allergies or other health concerns. Some kids simply don't like the taste. These families may...

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What parents should know about drowning and Dry Drowning

What parents should know about drowning and Dry Drowning

Drowning is a common and preventable cause of death in children. Children aged 1 to 4 years carry the highest risk, followed by adolescents. A common concern raised to pediatricians and on every parent’s mind is water safety. The definition of drowning is when...

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Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Learning to swim should be a priority for every family. It's an important life skill that can play a key role in helping to prevent drowning―a top cause of death among children. Children, and their parents, need to learn how to swim to help keep time in the water safe...

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6 Actions to Improve Your Kids’ Mental Health

6 Actions to Improve Your Kids’ Mental Health

Constance Scharff Ph.D. KEY POINTS Children are suffering a mental health crisis. Actions now can improve mental health outcomes and overall well-being.Families play a critical role in creating opportunities for support and healing for children experiencing mental...

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What Is a Tongue Tie?

What Is a Tongue Tie?

M. Elise Graham, MD A tongue tie is a band of tissue underneath the tongue that may make it difficult for the tongue to move. However, every person has a band under the tongue that can be seen or felt and it does not always cause problems. Tongue ties may make it...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

​​Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can affect a child's social skills, communication, and behavior. Because most children with ASD will sit, crawl, and walk on time, you may not notice delays in social and communication skills right in...

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What doctors wish patients knew about wearing sunscreen

What doctors wish patients knew about wearing sunscreen

Sara Berg, MS Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. But more often than not, people are not wearing—or reapplying—sunscreen properly. Knowing what type to buy and how to properly apply sunscreen are key...

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Your Baby’s Head

Your Baby’s Head

​By Laura Jana, MD, FAAP & Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP Many parents have been mistakenly led to believe that all newborns are born picture-perfect, with pretty little round heads. Let us just say that for anyone who has gone through or will experience vaginal delivery,...

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Update in Developmental Milestones

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical Group Jackson, MS Pediatrics is a unique medical specialty because we have the privilege of watching our patients grow from infancy through childhood into adolescence and early adulthood. We as pediatricians are trained through...

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