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Other than the occasional cold and runny nose, both of my children have been perfectly healthy. Until now, that is. Last week, my 7-month-old son had a severe reaction after eating eggs, and he’s been diagnosed with an egg allergy. Even though I work in a world where I see sick children every day and

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April 18, 2014

Is your child lactose intolerant?

Know the signs to look for and what to do about it


Lactose intolerance is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It tends to affect certain ethnic groups more than others, and occurs more frequently in black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Ashkenazi Jewish people. What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is when your body can’t digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and

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Written by Dr. Alix Casler, Pediatrician, Physician Associates R.J. Reynolds Corporation (makers of Camel cigarettes) knew as early as the 1970’s that almost 90 percent of smokers start to smoke before the age of 18. In fact, Reynolds’ marketing vice president wrote that “[young people] represent tomorrow’s cigarette business. As [the] 14-24 age group matures,

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April 14, 2014

Txting and driving among teens.

They still rn’t getting the msg.


April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and what better way to bring awareness than to talk about the dangers of texting and driving among teens? Studies show that a large number of accidents can be attributed to distracted driving, more specifically, texting and driving. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am

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Did you ever play tag when you were a kid? I remember running around the playground in a desperate panic to avoid whomever was “it.” I would run like my life was in jeopardy and strategize about how best to avoid the awful fate of being tagged. It occurred to me recently that I still

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