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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. 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. 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...

6. 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.

7. When to Worry About your Baby’s Hearing
What to do if you are concerned over your child's hearing. Activities to test your baby's hearing. How to know if your baby has a hearing problem. What does it mean if your baby has to have a repeat hearing screening test.

8. When Should Your Child see the Doctor
How sick is too sick? When should you take your little one in to the Emergency, the doctor, or just stay home and wait it out?

9. Jet Lag and Children
Have you noticed that most vacation hot spots are a good plan ride away and involves a time change? This is a set up for jet lag in all of us. Understanding what jet leg is will help you predict what your kids need to adjust to local time quickly and easily.

10. 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.



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