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  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diabetes
    Nutrition
    Obesity
    Pediatric Care
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Puberty
    Special Needs
    Steroids
    Students
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    ... endocrinologists who care for adults. Special training in pediatric conditions as they relate to growth and development is important. Hormonal problems are often present for life. Pediatric endocrinologists deal with hormone disorders at all stages of childhood and the teen years. Pediatric endocrinologists...
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    Nutrition
    Sleeping
    Extended Library
    ... Many parents know that the first 2 years of a child’s life are important for brain development and building healthy relationships. But this time is also very important to help children stay at a healthy weight as they grow. The first 2 years of your baby’s life set her up for healthy growth...
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    Developmental Milestones
    Newborns
    ... listed. The developmental milestones are listed by month or year first because well-child visits are organized this way. For a preterm baby, it is important to use the baby’s adjusted age when tracking development until 2 years of age so that his growth and progress take into account that he was born...
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    Developmental Milestones
    General Health
    ... Watching a young child grow is a wonderful and unique experience for a parent. Learning to sit up, walk, and talk are some of the major developmental milestones your child will achieve. Although no two children develop at the same rate, they should be able to do certain things at certain...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Nutrition
    Extended Library
    ... — it’s worth it! It takes time and practice for children to learn to eat solid foods. Your warmth and patience through this process will help set your child up for healthy growth and development. If you want to give your baby something to drink during meals with solid foods, offer water. Sugary...
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    Back Health
    Eating Disorders
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    ... Female athlete triad refers to the combination of 3 medical conditions—energy availability, menstrual problems, and weak bones—seen in competitive female athletes. Prevention of the female athlete triad is important because the triad can interfere with normal growth and development, cause...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Promoting Pediatric Care
    ... between the ages of 11 and 21 years, he or she may benefit from the care of an Adolescent Health Specialist. Physical exams required for driver's permits, college entrance, and sports participation Sports medicine and orthopedic problems, such as scoliosis Growth and development...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Imaging
    Infections
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Surgery
    Urinary Tract Infections
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    ... growth and development that are specifically related to chronic kidney disease. Pediatric nephrologists generally provide the following services: Dialysis Kidney transplantation Kidney biopsies The interpretation of x-ray studies of the kidney The interpretation of...
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    Nutrition
    ..., and thrown out after 48 hours if not used. For more information, visit HealthyChildren.org. If your baby is formula fed, it is important that he or she is getting all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and development. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Developmental Milestones
    Feeding
    Nutrition
    Extended Library
    ... Fidget or get distracted easily Close her mouth when you offer food Turn her head away from food Play with her food Remember, with responsive feeding: you provide, your child decides. This sets your baby up for healthy growth and development. ...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Bites and Stings
    Depression
    Infections
    Pregnancy
    ... concern is when Zika infection occurs during pregnancy. At birth, most babies with Zika virus will be okay. But in some babies, being born with Zika virus can slow the growth and development of their brain. Some of these babies are born with abnormally small heads or have problems with their...
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    Developmental Milestones
    Home Safety
    Surgery
    ... wear and tear on his shoes. Therefore, it is a good idea to get his feet measured at least every 3 months to ensure proper fit, flexibility, stability, and support for proper growth and development. If you need help, a trained professional can measure your child's feet and help find the right fit...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Breastfeeding
    Nutrition
    Extended Library
    ... milk, such as pump parts, bottles, and a lunch box or cooler to store milk in. It’s important to know that your baby will still get most of her nutrition from breast milk or formula — even after she starts eating solid foods. Set your baby up for healthy growth and development by sticking...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Child Care
    Community
    Crying
    Developmental Milestones
    Parenting
    Play
    Reading
    Sleeping
    Television and the Media
    Connected Kids (Violence Prevention)
    ... First experiences have a very important effect on the future. That's why you are so important to your baby's growth and development. The growth of your baby's brain is affected by the care and experiences you provide. Loving...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Back Health
    Nutrition
    Obesity
    Physical Activity
    School-aged Children
    Sports
    Training Issues
    ... it can affect normal growth and development. Concerns about weight need to be addressed with the child's doctor. The usual goal for children who are overweight at this stage is to maintain weight and allow them to "grow into...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Environmental Safety
    General Health
    Home Safety
    Infections
    Lead Screening
    Nutrition
    Poison
    ... keep their children safe. www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead National Lead Information Center 800/424-LEAD (800/424-5323) www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm US Department of Housing and Urban Development 202/755-1785 www.hud.gov/offices/lead Lead can interfere with normal growth and...
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    Community
    Sleeping
    Well Child Visit
    Bright Futures
    Bright Futures (Well-Child Visits)
    ... first 6 months after birth provides ideal nutrition. It supports the best possible growth and development. Be proud of yourself if you are still breastfeeding. Continue as long as you and your baby want. Know that babies this age go through growth spurts. They may want to breastfeed more often and...
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    General Health
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Pediatric Care
    Well Child Visit
    ... then apply to become a fellow (or member) of the AAP and use the initials FAAP after his or her name. The AAP is a professional member organization of 66,000 pediatricians. Visit www.AAP.org for more information. Growth and development Illnesses Nutrition Immunizations Injuries...
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    Alcohol
    Drug Abuse
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Substance Abuse Issues
    ... alcohol and its use. Some parents may feel relieved when they find out their teen is “only” drinking ­alcohol. They may even think it isn’t dangerous. Not true! Alcohol can harm your child’s normal brain growth and development. Also, if young people like the feeling they get from alcohol, they may be...