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 is a real, difficult, confusing thing to go through with your baby. The good news: it does end.
Fun, Fun in the Summer Sun - How to keep it safe by Whitney Casares, MD, MPH
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).
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.”
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.
Whitney Casares, MD, MPH It’s about that time across America. Malls are packed with frantic shoppers. Stacks of Holiday catalogues are piled on the kitchen counter. Everywhere we go, no matter which h
There’s a new study recently published online in Pediatrics, “Secondary Sexual Characteristics in Boys: Data from the Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network,” suggesting puberty may be starting earlier in boys.
This spring the movie, “Bully’ hit theaters in many states, highlighting this important issue in the United States. It’s a national problem and, as kids become more comfortable and independent with technology, avenues for bullying become even...
You’ve been changing your child’s diapers since the day they we’re born and you’re ready for a little reprieve? Your youngster is ready to head off to pre-school and the school prefers that all of the attendees be able to use the toilet?