• Measles & The MMR Vaccinne

    There is still a significant measles outbreak burden in many countries throughout the world.  Therefore, overseas travelers should make sure they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before their…

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    Croup–the Premier Pediatrician Guide and Must Knows for a New Parent!

    What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is severe there can be swelling…

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  • Iron Rich Foods

    Why is it important for my child to eat foods with iron? Iron deficiency can occur in toddlers who are picky eaters and drink too much milk and don’t eat…

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  • Stomach Bug/Gastroenteritis

    What is the “Stomach Bug”? Gastroenteritis is an infection in the stomach that can cause both diarrhea and vomiting. It is usually caused by a virus in the intestinal tract.…

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  • Asthma

    What is wheezing? Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. Wheezing is caused by inflammation of the small airways and can have a variety of different underlying…

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  • Sunscreen

    One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life* One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in…

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  • Teething

    Teething is a common cause of pain and discomfort for infants and toddlers. It typically begins between 6-9 months of age, although it may begin as early as 4 months…

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  • Premier Parenting: Starting Solids

    Starting Solids Up until this point, your choice of food for your baby has been limited to breast milk or iron-fortified formula. That all changes now as a whole new…

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  • Sleep

    From early infancy through around 4 months of age, your baby’s wake/sleep patterns go through many changes. The Early Weeks In the first few weeks of life, babies mostly sleep…

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  • Picture This…

    A recent study from the University of Colorado found a connection between the use of compartmentalized plates with pictures of fruits and vegetables and the amount of fruits and vegetables…

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  • What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

    For years, families have been aware of the importance of sufficient vitamin D consumption in developing healthy bones.   Researchers have begun to realize that the benefits of vitamin D…

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  • The Language of E-Cigarettes

    The other day in the office, a parent of an adolescent patient and I were remembering the feelings we had as kids when our parents sat us down to have…

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  • Move to Baby Led Weaning

    Recently, there has been a transition among nutritionists and pediatrician toward baby led weaning.  This strategy takes advantage of the developmental prowess of the 6 month infant and invites even…

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  • Increased Allergy Risk with Early Medication Use

    A large study published in JAMA Pediatrics demonstrates a significant link between the use of certain medications and the development of atopic disease including allergies, eczema, and asthma in childhood. …

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  • Safe Travels and The Car Seat

    A car seat primer for the New York family… This article answers the most common questions we encounter in our Premier offices when traveling around the city as well as…

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