Posts Categorized: Children

Developmental milestones for 1 to 3 months

Are you a new or expecting parent? Many parents wonder what is normal for their newborn when it comes to developmental milestones. Throughout the week we will post a  list of developmental milestones submitted by Deborah Winders Davis, Ph.D., professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. If you are concerned…
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Choose safe toys this holiday season

Do you know what toys are safe for a child? As an adult, sometimes it’s hard to tell. A toy might not look dangerous to you, but hazards may lurk for children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that hospital emergency rooms in the United States treated more than a quarter-million toy-related injuries in…
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Tips to help your child manage diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be a challenge, but Dr. Michael B. Foster, specialist with UofL Physicians – Pediatric Endocrinology, says it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some of his tips on how to make it easier: Be careful not to over-react to blood sugars that fall outside of the target range. Remember that your…
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Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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Stand up to bullying

Now that school has been back in session for a few months, there’s a good chance your child has run into trouble in the classroom. If that’s the case, bullying could be at the root of your child’s problem. Twenty-five percent of youth report they are bullied with some frequency and 20 percent report that…
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