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  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diabetes
    Nutrition
    Obesity
    Pediatric Care
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Puberty
    Special Needs
    Steroids
    Students
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    .... Problems seen by pediatric endocrinologists are often quite different from those commonly seen by 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...
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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
    ... Was your baby born more than 3 weeks early? Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about developmental milestones for your preterm baby (also known as preemie). Keep in mind that babies develop at their own speed and in their own way. However, parents of preterm...
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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. Babies form their taste patterns by 9 months old. So when your baby starts to feed herself finger...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    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
    ... reproductive and mental health can be assessed and treated confidentially. Physical exams required for driver's permits, college entrance, and sports participation Sports medicine and orthopedic problems, such as scoliosis Growth and development issues Acute or chronic illness, from...
  • 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...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Nutrition
    ... bottle under warm running tap water. Place the bottle in a container of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes. ​ 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...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Developmental Milestones
    Feeding
    Nutrition
    Extended Library
    ... food away 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
    ... treatment. The main 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...
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    Developmental Milestones
    Home Safety
    Surgery
    ... proper growth and development. First steps can happen anywhere between 9 and 15 months. As your baby starts to get on his feet, proper-fitting footwear is just as important to his feet as it is for the health of his entire body. If you need help, a trained professional can measure your child's...
  • 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...
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    Environmental Safety
    General Health
    Home Safety
    Infections
    Lead Screening
    Nutrition
    Poison
    ... water absorbs lead more quickly than cold water). Lead can interfere with normal growth and development and have an impact on almost every system of the body, including the brain. Most children with lead in their blood show no symptoms. However, lead can harm development in ways that are...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    General Health
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Pediatric Care
    Well Child Visit
    ... 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 Physical fitness...
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    Adolescents
    General Health
    Teen Resources
    ... have or anything that feels different. Growth and development Your body is changing fast and you might want to talk about what's going on. Don't know where to start? You may want to ask — Will I be as tall as my parents? — What can I do about these pimples? — Am I fat? — Why are my...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Back Health
    Chronic Health Conditions
    Hearing Screening
    Special Needs
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... and develop normally. Growth-hormone deficiency (GHD) is a rare disorder characterized by the inadequate secretion of growth hormone (GH) from the pituitary gland in the brain. Achondroplasia is the most common short-stature condition. Children affected with achondroplasia have very short arms...