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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Olivier Soaps All Natural Skin Care
If what we put on our skin absorbs into our system, shouldn't we take as much care with what we put on our bodies as what we put in them? Olivier soaps hand makes skin care products with not one chemical in them. All of their ingredients are natural, and based on Olive Oil. Read more here.
6. 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.
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. Understanding Puberty in Teens and Tweens
Puberty in teens and tweens can be a challenge for parent and child. Understanding what is going on in side your child can help you considerably in helping your child adjust and in keeping your sanity.
9. Taking the Bite away from the tick
Ticks are usually of little concern except in areas where Lyme Disease occurs. If you live in an area high risk for Lyme, here are the issues to consider, and what to do if your child gets a tick bite.
10. 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...
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