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How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids Summer is the highest risk time for children to gain extra weight. Based on several studies performed over the last ten years in various locations across the United States, the prevalence of obesity and overweight in children increases […]

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Drumming Up Success :: How Music Helps Kids Learn and Heal

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Drumming Up Success :: How Music Helps Kids Learn and Heal Music offers many benefits to help children prepare for future success. Involvement in music may improve a child’s cognitive development as well as physical coordination. Other important benefits include: Learning creative thinking Learning to express […]

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Screen Time :: Tips for Managing Your Family’s Use

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Screen Time :: Tips for Managing Your Family’s Use With the holidays over and New Orleans emerging from its recent cold snaps, children may be diving into electronics more than usual. Whether you like it or not, your kids may have received new tablets, video games, […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Wheezy :: Tackling Childhood Asthma

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. As a mom living in Southeast Louisiana, it is very likely that you’ve encountered a child with asthma. It is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases, affecting one in every ten children. Asthma is certainly the most prevalent diagnosis among patients seen in the […]

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Win the Headache Battle with the Pediatric Headache Clinic at Children’s Hospital

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital.  A headache is one of the most common complaints encountered in medicine, as most everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their lives. Many people began experiencing headaches in their youth, making headache a common reason for visits to the pediatrician’s office. Studies around […]

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The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital.  The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities Head shape abnormalities are among the most common problems we deal with in the Neurosurgery clinic at Children’s Hospital. Babies’ head shapes can cause concern for both parents and pediatricians alike. Determining whether a baby has a serious skull problem […]

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Could My Child Have Diabetes? {What to Look For & How to Get Tested}

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Could My Child Have Diabetes?  Is your child having to use the restroom more frequently? Waking up in the middle of the night to use the restroom? Or has your previously potty-trained child started wetting the bed again? Is your child thirsty and hungry all the […]

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When Youth Sports Become More Than a Pastime

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. We are facing an epidemic of childhood and adolescent sports injuries in this country.  The issue has become so dire that renowned orthopedist, James Andrews, MD, has created a foundation and website in an attempt to curtail the current trend. The website, Stopsportsinjuries.org, was created when […]

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When Little Bug Bites Become a Big Problem …

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Who are the major culprits? Let’s face it – we live in Louisiana, so insects (and their desire to bite) are here to stay. So let’s get acquainted with our most likely exposures. As a pediatrician in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room, the most common insect […]

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