Top Ten pediatrics Articles

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Here are the top ten articles for the Pediatrics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. When to worry about a baby's head growth
A baby's head circumference is measured at every visit for the first year of life. What do the measurements mean? When to worry? Are growth charts accurate?

2. Should you get a Trampoline?
Backyard trampolines are a favorite amongst kids and adults alike. However, research, statistics, and pure medical experience tells us that they are detrimental to our children's health and well-being. Check out the facts.

3. Babies With Small Heads. Should you worry?
Some babies are born with small heads but size is only one factor in determining if there may be a problem.

4. Preventable Deaths Involuntary Breath Holding
Is your child a breath holder? Do you know the difference between a deliberate tantrum and involuntary breathholding? Breathholding can be a behavior, or it can be a symptom of a deadly underlying condition. Learn the precautions that might save the life of a child.

5. Handling Genetic Disorders - A Mitochondrial Disease Family's Story
Some families are blessed with health children but many others are facing a very different situation with life altering and threatening conditions. This is Part I of a 3 part series on genetic disorders and the issues families need to consider.

6. Does my baby have colic?
Your baby seems to cry periodically with no rhyme or reason. How to tell if your baby has colic and what you can do to make it better for your baby and for you.

7. Cell Phones for Kids
Cell phones have become commonplace in our culture. The TV markets them for every age and stage, including children. Kids are asking for them when they are still in elementary school. How young is too young to have a cell phone? How can you tell?

8. Power Struggles with Young Children
Avoid wars of words with your children and power struggles in general.

9. Coping with Tactile and Sensory Defensiveness
So now you've got a good idea that your disruptive child's behavior is caused by tactile defensiveness or sensory defensiveness. What do you do about it? Processes, coping mechanisms, appropriate responses, and other practical ways to reduce your child's pain and eliminate disruption...

10. Why Puberty Makes Kids Vulnerable to Sports Injury
One of the major issues with youth sports today is the most common athlete is also the one most at risk because they are in puberty and very vulnerable to injury. Understanding how puberty impact athletic performance can greatly enhance your understanding of why youth sports needs so much reform.



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