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Pediatric Health

February 01, 2015

What is Marfan Syndrome?

Recognizing the signs of this often-missed disorder

Skinny, long limbs. Eyesight problems. Life-threatening heart issues. On the surface, it may seem unlikely these traits could be related, but the common thread is the body's connective tissue and a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome....more»
February 01, 2015

What to Do When Your Baby is in the NICU

Strategies for managing this difficult time

As a parent, bringing your newborn home from the hospital for the first time is one of life's great joys. But for some parents, this journey can take a little longer than expected....more»
February 01, 2015

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

The answers to dental questions parents need to know!

I've heard that nursing (especially at night) is linked to cavities – is that true? The benefits of breastfeeding are far-reaching and well documented....more»
November 01, 2014

No Bones About It

Lack of sun exposure, low vitamin D can weaken your bones

Just around the time we come into motherhood, we begin witnessing our mothers and grandmothers suffer broken wrists, hips and spines....more»
February 01, 2014

Pediatric Dentistry 101

Basic info every parent needs to know

A child's first dental visit is as much about educating the parent as it is examining the child. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with very young children through early adulthood....more»
January 01, 2014

Fuel Up to Play 60 with the Indianapolis Colts

Exercising daily and eating nutritious foods has several benefits. Ten area middle school students and their mentors experienced these benefits and more last month! They were selected to represent their schools at the Colts Play 60 Game on December 1st at Lucas Oil Stadium....more»
January 01, 2014

RSV: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Do what you can to keep your infant from catching RSV

In the U.S., RSV infections generally occur during winter and early spring. Spreading quickly among people in close quarters (such as day care centers), RSV is passed by means of close contact and respiratory droplets....more»
January 01, 2014

Childhood Depression

Recognizing and helping kids struggling to cope

Depression happens – even in young children. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, on any given day about 2 percent of school-aged children and about 8 percent of adolescents meet the criteria for major depression....more»
August 01, 2013

A Team Player. A True Survivor.

Aiden Spoor was diagnosed with leukemia just 5 days after his 7th birthday. His response? To charge bravely ahead, helping others along the way.

Aiden Spoor was diagnosed with leukemia just 5 days after his 7th birthday. His response? To charge bravely ahead, helping others along the way. ...more»
July 01, 2013


Protect your child against contagious diseases with immunizations

One of the best ways a parent can protect a child is by ensuring he has the right vaccines at the right time. Your child's pediatrician or family doctor can help....more»
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