Pediatric Associates of the NW Blogs

Safe Sports, Safe Kids!

By Scott Spencer, MD, MPH | May 05, 2014 11:05AM

As a parent and a pediatrician I am concerned that young athletes are getting into more competitive sports at a younger age, which increases their risk of injury. For that reason, I have researched the latest information in pediatric sports medicine

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Part 2: Mommy Metamorphosis: Surviving The First 6 Months

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | April 21, 2014 04:04PM

You’ve had your baby, you have your gear, you’re now a few weeks or months into this thing called parenting. Maybe it is everything you expected. Maybe it is way harder than you thought it would be. Here are the things to remember and to do to....

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Part 1: Mommy Metamorphosis: Preparing For Baby

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | March 30, 2014 09:03PM

I give medical advice to new and expectant parents all day long as a pediatrician. When I had my own baby, though, I learned some more personal lessons about having a newborn. Some were practical, some were about perspective....

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Colic: The Real deal

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | February 01, 2014 04:02PM

Colic is a real, difficult, confusing thing to go through with your baby. The good news: it does end.

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Starting Solids Sooner Not Better for Babies

By Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD | April 02, 2013 03:04PM

A new study out this week shows that many parents are introducing solid foods before the recommended 4 to 6 month window recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Ear Infections: Not the Same Old Story Anymore

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | February 26, 2013 08:02AM

You’ve been through this a million times: your child has ear pain in the middle of the night. You suspect an ear infection and take them into the doctor’s office. The doctor looks and says, “Yep, it’s an ear infection, let’s treat it.”

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How do I know if I (or my child) have the flu?

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | January 10, 2013 08:01AM

Every year during this season we see and hear so much about the flu. CNN has a story about the flu epidemic sweeping the country. Someone at work calls in sick with the flu. Daycare sends a note home saying a child in class was diagnosed with flu.

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