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Doctors and experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics discuss all aspects of your child's health and well-being.

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How Important Is It to Make Your Children Do Chores?
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By age 12, there are few household tasks a teenager should be expected to master. ... read more

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Yelling at Your Child Does More Harm than Good
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Yelling at Your Child Does More Harm than Good

Expert : Kathleen Berchelmann, MD
Yelling, like spanking, is a short-term solution that ultimately causes more harm than good. ... read more
Kids in Hot Cars: The Dangers Are Very Real
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Kids in Hot Cars: The Dangers Are Very Real

Expert : Kathleen Berchelmann, MD
In the last two months, five American children died of hyperthermia in hot cars. ... read more
Down Syndrome: What New Parents Need to Know
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Down Syndrome: What New Parents Need to Know

Expert : Marilyn J. Bull, MD, FAAP
If you've just learned your child will be born with down syndrome, there is info available to help you get prepared. ... read more
Car Seats: How to Keep Your Child Safe
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Car Seats: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Expert : Marilyn J. Bull, MD, FAAP
Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 killer of children in the United States. ... read more
Environmental Changes: Will Our Kids Suffer Most?
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Children suffer a much greater burden of climate-related disease than adults. ... read more
Pregnant or Breastfeeding? Iodine Deficiency Could Affect Your Child
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Many pregnant and breastfeeding women may be deficient in iodine, which is essential for their babies’ development. ... read more
Celebrating a Safe 4th of July
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Celebrating a Safe 4th of July

Expert : David Hill, MD
If you're celebrating the 4th of July with a bang, remember that fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. ... read more
Swimmers Ear: Can You Prevent It?
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Swimmers Ear: Can You Prevent It?

Expert : David Hill, MD
Do your kids get swimmer's ear every year? Is there anything you can do to prevent it? ... read more
Summer Safety Tips from the AAP
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Summer Safety Tips from the AAP

Expert : David Hill, MD
Enjoy summer fun and make memories that will last a lifetime without injuries that can ruin the season. ... read more

About Melanie

Melanie Cole, MS Melanie Cole, MS, is the RadioMD Director of Operations. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology.

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