Parenting a child with gender-identity concerns

Children who identify with a gender other than that assigned at birth in the past perhaps struggled in isolation until reaching adulthood. Today children can simply turn on the TV or pick up a paper and see people with a variety of gender identities. As a pediatrician, I have had parents call as their children …

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Review of The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes by Dr. Natalie Digate Muth and Sally Sampson is now available. Dr. Muth is a registered dietician nutritionist and a pediatrician with special certification in obesity and Ms. Sampson is the founder of the popular children’s cooking magazine, website, and book Chop Chop. I’ve …

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Travel and your children’s health

There are several things to consider regarding your children’s health when planning international travel. Some preparation before you depart can avoid issues later on. First, before you leave, go to the CDC Yellow Book website and search for your destination country. For example – I entered Brazil. This brings up updated official travel advice. It …

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Allergic Reactions and anti-histamine dosing

Tweet Allergic reactions can range from hives to life-threatening reactions like anaphylaxis. Allergic reactions can be frightening. A mild allergic reaction is limited – such as hives. This can be treated with a over-the-counter anti-histamine.  Cetirizine: Dosing, Cetirizine (aka Zyrtec) is a modern anti-histamine. If specifically targets the receptors that cause allergies. It lasts 24 hours. …

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