Well-Baby Checkups

  • Well-child visits: Your baby's two-week checkup

    Your well-child visits can serve as a simple guide to new baby care. Here's what you can expect at your child's two-week checkup.

  • Pediatricians -- Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Baby

    What should you look for in a pediatrician? We've pulled together questions for the office staff and doctor to help you narrow down your choices and find a pediatrician who meshes with your schedule and your needs.

  • When Your Child is Afraid of Needles

    Is your child deathly afraid of needles and due to get a booster shot soon? Here are a few suggestions that may help with this common and stressful situation.

  • Communication: Does Your Child Have a Hearing or Speech Problem?

    Communication skills begin way before your baby utters that first word. Is your child's hearing and talking on target? Take a look and see.

  • New Ways of Diagnosing Autism in Infancy

    Autism often isn't discovered until age 5. Children diagnosed at this age miss opportunities to get therapy during the time their brains are growing and most easily shaped.

  • Babies Can Catch Cavities from Mom

    Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that babies can catch even from their moms. Protect your baby from dental cavities with our helpful how-to's.

  • Your Toddler's First Trip to the Dentist

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first visit by your tot's first birthday. You're on board. Now, how can you prepare your barely walking kiddo for a visit to the dentist?

  • Baby's Blood Type

    Curious about your baby's blood type? It's among the most vital information to remember about your child!

  • Acetaminophen: No More Baby Drops

    Your baby's got a fever. You rush to the store, reach for the acetaminophen baby drops and can't find them! What happened?

  • Choosing a Green Pediatrician

    As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on pediatrics!

  • When Does Spitting Up Signify a Problem?

    My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?

  • Solving Common Health Insurance Denials and Rejections

    Anyone who has used the healthcare system has probably had to sort through billing issues with their physician or dental office, clinic, or hospital. Here are the most common errors made in the exchange of medical information between the patient, medical office, and insurance company.

  • Interviewing Prospective Doctors

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses how to determine who the "best doctor in town" for you. One tip: Ask nurses in that field whom they would recommend. Nurses see both the professional and personal sides of doctors.

  • Newborn Screening

    These tests are intended to detect inborn disorders that could result in early mortality or lifelong disability. Generally, most states only test for selected disorders and not all states do the same screening tests. It is important to be informed about any and all tests that are available for your baby.

  • Pregnant with Baby #3

    I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.

  • Keeping Your Baby's Head the Perfect Shape

    Babies don't get plagiocephaly from being put on their backs to sleep but from spending extended periods lying on their backs, particularly if they always tend to lie looking to one side. This can occur because:

  • Babies Can Catch Cavities from Mom

    Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that babies can catch even from their moms. Protect your baby from dental cavities with our helpful how-to's.

  • Germ Warfare

    They don't call it a waiting room for nothing. When I walk into my pediatrician's office -- two sick kids in tow -- I shiver, knowing the endurance test that awaits. The room, lined on all sides by irritable-looking adults and hordes of (literally) snot-nosed children..

  • Health Savings Accounts for Families with Children

    Health Savings Accounts are gaining in popularity as employers find that patients are attracted to the lower premiums associated with HDHPs, and the self-employed or uninsured are finding the HDHP / HSA combination to be the most affordable health coverage option out there. For families, are HSAs a good idea?

  • Being Careful with Sugar

    The average American today eats over 150 pounds per year of refined sugars -- compared to zero pounds during most of human history. High consumption of sugar (and the elevated levels of insulin that come with it) is associated with Type II diabetes, weight gain and other health complications.