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  • Kids are vaping: e-cigarettes

    It’s time for another Two Peds in a Pod photo quiz. The question: What’s depicted in this photo? If you answered: a pen, a thumb nail drive, or an asthma inhaler, you…

  • Worry wart: how to treat a wart

    Emma’s dad and I both peered at the filamentous growth dangling from his nine year old’s right nostril.  “Yes,” I said, “it’s definitely a wart.” Emma’s dad offered, “When I was a kid,…

  • Raising emotionally healthy boys

      The recent Parkland shooting in Florida is causing many to wonder how to support the emotional health of boys in their families and communities. We welcome therapist Dina Ricciardo’s words of wisdom— Drs.…

  • When a pet dies

    We welcome Bereavement Counselor Amy Keiper-Shaw who shares with us how to discuss the death of a pet with your child. –Drs. Lai and Kardos When I first graduated from college I…

  • Home remedies for dry, chapped hands

    Even when it isn’t flu season, we pediatricians wash our hands about sixty times a day, maybe more. This frequent washing, in combination with cold winter air, leads to dry, chapped hands.…

  • How to explain scary news to children

    In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, you may be left wondering if, and how, to explain this or other tragedies to your children. Understand that kids sense your…

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