Childhood Illnesses

Fever Facts

The following is for children who do not have chronic illnesses or special circumstances. Those patients have been given specific instructions about fever for their own care.  Fever is  a normal inflammatory response to an infection. Fever helps the body fight the infection and the fever will only ‘break’ when the virus or bacteria is…
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Bringing a Preemie Home

When your little bundle of joy arrives too early, it causes red flags to go off in your mind. For the parents starting their journey caring for their child, here's what you need to keep in mind in subsequent weeks and months.
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Strawberry Birthmarks and You: What You Need to Know About Red Marks on Your Child’s Skin

Although birthmarks are rarely a cause for concern, here's what parents need to know about the health of their child's skin and complexion.
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Free Summer Activities at the Library!

If your kids are home with you this summer, you may be scratching your head thinking of how to keep them busy.
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Surviving the Formula Shortage 2022

When we envision an apocalyptic scenario, the idea of newfound parents scouring the street, battling it out for the last tub of baby formula never crosses our minds.
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Children’s Accidents: When to Bring Them In Part 1

When your little one is a little adventurous and a bit of a daredevil, they will most likely get in an accident now and then.
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Breastfeeding for First-Time Mothers

Did you know that breast milk actually changes in composition over time to provide for the growing infant's nutritional needs?
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Spring Allergies and Asthma in Children

Spring allergies, in general terms, is a catch-all phrase used to describe the experience of runny noses, watery eyes, itchy skin and an overall sense of yuckiness that occurs when winter concludes.
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Winter Health for School Aged Children

Whether you keep a bottle of sanitizer in every room of your home or follow all safety guidelines laid out by your pediatrician, sickness can overcome a household in days when left unchecked.
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Winter Health Birth to Five Years Old

With winter in full effect within the Northern Hemisphere, new parents are looking for essential tips and tricks to keep their children happy and smiling.
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Baby’s First Tooth: Things First-Time Parents Should Know

Every parent knows there are just some aspects of their child's development that are simply going to happen eventually, no matter what.
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How To Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

Learning how to deal with anxiety and stress originating from detachment issues is a critical skill to learn for any parent or guardian.
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