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Drinking Raw Milk Is Risky Business

Raw milk can carry harmful germs, so pregnant women, infants and children should consume only pasteurized milk, cheese and other milk products.

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Go to Bed! Irregular Bedtimes and Behavior Problems

Not having a regular bedtime can affect children's behavior. It's never too late to get back on track, but start early with good sleep habits when your child is a toddler.

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What Parents Need to Know About Swimming Safety

Swimming injuries for kids age 7 and older have increased by 30 percent in recent years and 87 percent of them happen in and around swimming pools. Review these tips to make sure your child is safe around swimming pools.

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Keeping Encounters Between Dogs and Children Safe

More than half of the dog bites each year involve children under the age of 14. National Dog Bite Prevention Week draws attention to the importance of teaching children how to approach dogs to keep children safe, to keep your pets happy, and to avoid becoming a dog bite statistic.

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The Cinnamon Challenge — It Isn’t About Baking

Pre-teens, teens and young adults are engaging in a new fad of ingesting and aspirating dry cinnamon. It results in an "orange burst of dragon breath" spewing out of their mouths and sometimes hysterical laughter from friends watching the stunt. But it's an unnecessary health risk and can cause long-lasting lesions and scarring.

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All About Teething

Teething usually starts at four to seven months of age. What should you expect with teething and how can you ease some of your baby's discomfort when those pearly whites are coming in?

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Spring Break Fun in the Sun Tips for Infants and Kids

Spring break is here and many families will be heading to the beach for a getaway. Here are sunscreen and sun protection tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for infants and kids.

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The Nurse Practitioner’s Role in a Pediatric Practice

Nurse practitioners have an important role in team-based care in pediatric practices. The three nurse practitioners at Northside Pediatrics have a master’s degree in nursing and are board certified in pediatrics.

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Are Energy and Sports Drinks Good for Kids?

Both sports and energy drinks are a large and growing beverage industry now marketed to children and adolescents for a variety of uses.

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New Year’s Resolutions, Healthy Snacks and Your Kids

Committing or re-committing to a healthy lifestyle is always a good idea. Healthier snacks can actually satisfy a child’s cravings better than unhealthy ones and can result in fewer calories consumed as well.

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