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Here's A Pediatrician Who Knows How To Make A Toddler Laugh While Getting Shots

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents

Clearly, the most logical explanation is magic. How else do you account for a pediatrician who makes getting shots fun? So fun, in fact, that this ...

17 Things Your Child's Pediatrician Doesn't Want To Hear From You

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We're applying to preschools and would love a letter of recommendation from you and from each of your partners.

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

Pediatricians: 'Get Out of Our Office'

Dan Lambert | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Lambert

Don't be surprised if you start hearing a very hard line from your family doctor. Increasing numbers of physicians are turning away families that refu...

Euthanasia for Young Children?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

There are so many moral, religious, ethical, medical, emotional and legal aspects associated and entangled with it that one is certainly well advised to tread lightly and wisely when and if venturing into a discussion dealing with euthanasia.

What Worries Me Most About My Baby's Surgery

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

In less than a week, my baby boy will have his head cut open from ear to ear. And I am terrified.

Dear People Who Undercut Parents

Rob Sachs | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

It's a daily struggle to keep the little ones in line and I'm grateful for discreetly-imparted tips from family, friends, teachers and wise elders. Unfortunately, there are some out there who simply aren't working with me, making my job vastly more difficult than it needs to be.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and AAP

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Sponsorship is an issue that has reached critical mass for both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. When your organizations take money from junk food manufacturers it is embarrassing to your members, detrimental to your reputations and harmful to the health of Americans.

Is It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pushing So Much Cheese?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Cheese sticks. Grilled cheese. Cheese quesadillas. Pizza. Macaroni and cheese. Many toddlers I know eat cheese daily. Some eat cheese multiple times throughout the day. And parents think they're doing the right thing: getting enough calcium into their kids.

Baby Injuries From Tight Clothing

Robin Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Robin Wilson

It is my hope that continuing to raise awareness of this issue will force baby clothing manufacturers to make true infant sizes and to limit the use of such tight rubber and elastic.

Sharking Her Pants

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Is "Shart" a term he learned in med school? Is a "Shart" recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics? Where did this guy go to med school? Did he even go to med school? Was he a real doctor? For god's sake, how was I going to explain a "Shart?" How would that conversation go?

Teens, Makeup and Self-Esteem

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that a little lip gloss at age 12 is a dreadful thing. I am talking about extremes here.

The Important Reason Doctors Contradict Each Other

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Every child and every family is different, and those differences are crucial when it comes to deciding what approach to take to a parenting challenge.

Plan B: Our Teens and Sex

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Barbara Greenberg

The FDA has given approval to make the pill known as Plan B available to teens age 15 and over on an over the counter basis and without a prescription. This will be put into place almost immediately. This pill is taken after sex when an individual is concerned that they may be at risk for pregnancy.

Why I Dislike Grounding Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Have you really seen anything positive result from this type of punishment? This type of punishment just drives a wedge between the parents and teens.

John Celock

Dems Sign On To New State Gun Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

More than 50 state legislators in Kansas -- including four Democrats -- have co-sponsored a gun bill that would, among other things, prohibit most doc...

Paging Doctor Mommy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I'm rapidly approaching my third year as a stay-at-home dad. Before I became a father, I had inherent difficulties with finesse. I moved through life like a bull in the china shop. After I had kids, I became a little more refined. My wife inspired me to raise my standards

Putting a Gag on Doctors: The Wrong Approach for Gun Rights

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

We need to talk about gun safety. Really. For years now, the gun lobby, driven by the NRA, has had considerable success at thwarting the flow of information to doctors concerning gun-inflicted injury.

5 Out-of-the-Box New Year's Resolutions for Parents of Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's do something a little less boring and a little more fun this year with and for our teens. How about instead of resolving to scream less, to have more patience and to talk less negatively about their dads, we instead make resolutions that sound like fun?

Do We Really Care About the Mental Health of Our Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We need to start a movement where annual mental health assessments are required. I would be more than delighted to be a part of this movement. Why does a mental health issue need to be immobilizing before it is dealt with?

Gun Policy and Safety: Doctors Know Best?

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Heilig

Years ago, the California Academy of Pediatrics asked me to help develop policy and educational materials regarding having guns in the home, so that doctors could best advise parents on the safest practices on this topic.

Paging Dr. Johnnie Walker

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Pediatrics is an art unique in the medical profession. It is the simultaneous treatment of two discrete patients, each with different, often conflicting, needs -- a child who is either sick or healthy, and a parent who may or may not know the difference.

Why My Parents Had Me Vaccinated

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Lee Schneider

I am only a baby, but I believe there is such a thing as a social contract.