Well-Baby Checkups Articles

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Impetigo: Kids and Skin Rashes

    Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, which manifests as small red pimples that become non-healing open sores. They may scab over with yellow or brown crusts. It's caused by a staphylococcal skin infection but if lesions are found around the nose or mouth, it may be streptococcal. Bacteria cause the initial infection, which enters small cuts or breaks in the skin. This is a very contagious disease and it can spread easily to classmates and family members if proper precautions are not taken.

  • Medical Bill and Insurance Planning When You Are Expecting

    Having a baby is a game changer in terms of your health coverage as well. For most young couples, this may be the most important single use of their insurance, so it is important to get it right.

  • 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.

  • Twenty-first Century Sneeze

    Recently, a friend mentioned that schools are encouraging children to sneeze on their arm sleeve instead of their hand. The old adage "cover your mouth when you sneeze" takes on a new perspective. Now to demonstrate, instead of using a cupped hand, one would need to sweep your entire arm across your face. The 21st century sneeze.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.