Sun Safety

What’s the best way to protect my child in the sun? Follow these simple rules to protect your family from sunburns now and from skin cancer later in life. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, or the stroller canopy. When possible, dress yourself and your […]

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AAP Recommendations on Limiting Sun Exposure in Children and Supporting Legislation to Prohibit Salon Tanning by Minors

Numerous public health campaigns encourage people to protect themselves from the risk of developing skin cancer, but people of all ages continue to overexpose themselves to harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun. Teenagers and young adults are also exposed to UVR in tanning salons. Rates of skin cancer – including melanoma, the most serious […]

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Supplements and Young Athletes

Often athletic kids and their parents and coaches feel that adequate training, good technique, good recovery, and sound nutrition are just not enough for the ultimate performance they want. These recommendations just don’t sound sexy enough, while the latest supplement does. Not too long ago, supplement use in young athletes was primarily limited to protein […]

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Dietary Measures : Obesity

We direct these suggestions to parents, since you probably do most of the shopping and cooking for the household—and also because if a youngster’s diet is to succeed, other members of the family need to abide by the same dietary rules. “You can’t tell a kid, ‘These potato chips are not for you, they’re for […]

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Alcohol: The Most Popular Choice

Alcohol is by far the most widely used psychoactive drug in the United States. Four in five men and women over the age of twelve have tried it, two and a half times the number to have experimented with marijuana. There are approximately 18.3 million alcohol abusers and alcoholics in the United States; every year […]

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Reduce the Risk of Gun Injury

Children love to explore. As they learn new skills, like crawling, walking, climbing, or running, there are more ways of getting into trouble! Much of this trouble will be small. But, if there is a gun in the house, a child’s curiosity can lead to severe injury or death. FACT: Nearly 40% of the homes […]

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Calcium

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight […]

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Tylenol Dosage Chart

Child’s Weight (pounds) 7-13 14-20 21-27 28-41 42-55 56-83 84-111 112+ lbs Infant Drops 80 mg/0.8 mL 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.6 2.4 — — — mL Syrup: 160 mg/5 mL (1 tsp) — ½ ¾ 1 1½ 2 3 4 tsp Chewable 80 mg. tablets — — 1½ 2 3 4 5-6 8 tabs Chewable […]

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Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Child’s Weight (pounds) 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 72-95 96+ lbs Infant Drops 50mg/1.25 mL 1.25 1.875 2.5 3.75 5 — — — mL Liquid 100 mg/5 mL (tsp) ½ ¾ 1 1½ 2 2½ 3 4 tsp Chewable 50 mg. tablets — — 2 3 4 5 6 8 tabs Junior-strength 100 mg […]

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Pediatrics, P.C. Vaccination Schedule

Pediatrics, P.C. follows the vaccination schedules recognized by the AAP and CDC for newborns: Birth- Hepatitis B 2 month- Pentacel, Prevnar, Hepatitis B, Rotateq 4 month- Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq 6 month- Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq 12 months- MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, Prevnar 15 months- DTaP, Hib, Hepatitis B 18-24 months- Hepatitis A Kindergarten – MMR, Varicella, […]

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