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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»
December 01, 2014

Gut Check

Could celiac disease be causing your mystery symptoms?

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck – TV host and former Survivor contestant – couldn't figure out what made her sick with unrelenting bloating, cramps and diarrhea....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»
September 01, 2014

Join the Heart Walk!

Support heart-healthy living with the American Heart Association

Most high school students don't think too much about heart disease. Katelynne Newton surely didn't. But in 2012, Newton, who had been a gymnast and a member of the Avon High School Dance Team, experienced episodes of dizziness and fainting....more»
September 01, 2014

Heads Up

Reducing your child's concussion risks

It's a common scenario in school sports: a child gets a blow to the head, and goes on playing despite impairment signs like haziness, headache or confusion....more»
September 01, 2014

Tackling Childhood Obesity

Reframing the way we look at weight loss

What's the number one health concern of parents in the U.S? Childhood obesity, according to the American Heart Association....more»
August 01, 2014

Back To School

Tips for a good start After a summer of fun and freedom, going back to school can feel like cruel punishment to a child....more»
July 01, 2014

Healthy Babies Start with Proper Pregnancy Planning


If you're thinking of having a baby, it's important to talk to your doctor before you become pregnant. A simple conversation can go a long way to identify and prevent the kinds of things that could be a barrier to a healthy pregnancy....more»
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