Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

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Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational... Read more

New report: 22 potentially hazardous toys on store shelves now

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Think all toys on store shelves are safe? Unfortunately, it’s not the case. You can find super magnets that make fun scrunching sounds... Read more

Playing alone: Are kids on handheld devices too often?

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A recently published study in Pediatrics of 350 low-income preschool children in North Philadelphia showed more than half had their own televisions... Read more

Ride like Back to the Future, but do it safely

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As all media is proclaiming, the day I am writing this blog, October 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly in Back to the Future 2 (1989) went... Read more

What’s the best treatment for most sore throats?

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Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on evidence-based medicine. When adults are ill, you’ll find a wide range... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

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With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy... Read more

The top 5 overused tests and procedures for ill newborns

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Pediatrics published a paper online today with a most appropriate name: “Choosing Wisely in Newborn Medicine: Five Opportunities to Increase... Read more

Do we need developmental screenings during well visits?

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It is not uncommon for a 2-year-old boy not to talk at his well-child visit. One of my own grandsons was not using words and needed speech... Read more