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September 22, 2014

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Know what signs to look for and how to treat it at home


If you’re the parent of small children, odds are you’ll become familiar with hand, foot, and mouth disease at some point. It’s fairly common, but not nearly as serious as its name might suggest. What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral illness that can affect anyone, but

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As we become parents, one of the issues we inevitably face is that of vaccinating our children. For many of us, this doesn’t present a major problem, but for some the decision is fraught with anxiety, questions, fear and uncertainty. With so many sources of information out there, how do we figure out what’s best

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Myles featured

Written by Katie Murillo I had witnessed the scene many times before from my hospital room on the fifth floor of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. New dads loaded precious cargo into their cars in the parking lot down below as they prepared to take their babies home. They gleefully battled mylar balloons

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teaching moment

I was with my two kids recently at an indoor play place when a teaching moment happened upon us. We saw a little boy there with his mom, and he was sitting in a wheelchair. My 4-year-old looked at him curiously and then asked (in a rather loud voice), “Mom, why is he sitting in

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By Jenn Gonzales

Writing should be about the art of putting down your thoughts on paper. Whether a child is learning to write their name for the first time, draw a picture to share a story, or compose an essay for class, the most important part of any writing is the message itself. Handwriting that is difficult to

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Category: Development, Education, School-age children

By Courtney Schmidt, PharmD

There are few things in parenting as complicated as the rules and regulations of car seats. And yet, there are few things as important for the safety and well being of our kids. Motor vehicle crashes are still the number one cause of death for children over 3 years of age in the United States,

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Category: Education, Infants, Injury prevention, Safety, School-age children

By Jean Moorjani, MD, FAAP

Summer is in full swing, and many families in central Florida are heading to the pool or the beach to cool off. While you are having fun with your family, it’s important to use layers of protection to help keep your children safe when they are playing in or near the water. Drowning rates in

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Category: Education, Infants, Safety

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