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Pediatric health topics including parenting and issues relating to pediatric health care.

Basics of Protecting Your Child in the Hospital star
There are serious risks involved in hospitalization, especially for pediatric patients. Each year more inpatients die from hospital-caused problems than from any other cause. Here are some specific things you can do to protect your hospitalized child from death or serious injury.

Common Childhood Concerns star
A potpourri of topics parents often have questions about such as sleeping, snoring and behavior.

Common Childhood Infections star
Infectious diseases common in children, considerations and treatment options for each and when to call your pediatrician.

Coping with Tactile and Sensory Defensiveness star
So now you've got a good idea that your disruptive child's behavior is caused by tactile defensiveness or sensory defensiveness. What do you do about it? Processes, coping mechanisms, appropriate responses, and other practical ways to reduce your child's pain and eliminate disruption...

Disruptive Child and Tactile Defensiveness star
Pulling your hair out over your unreasonable and disruptive child? Can't understand what his problem is? Don't overlook underlying health causes, especially tactile defensiveness and sensory defensiveness. Learn how they work and what you can do to make life better for you and your family.

How to Advocate for Your Child at the Hospital star
Each year the number of patients who die because of medication errors and hospital error increases. How can you advocate for your child to the panel of doctors and nurses you see? How can you protect your child and ensure that these errors do not occur?

Pediatricians and Pediatric Practices star
Topics about pediatricians and pediatric practices that can help you partner better with your childīs pediatrician.

Personal Mother's Day Gift Idea's star
Looking for something personal and unique for mom this mother's day? Or perhaps you are looking for a perfect Mother's Day treat for yourself, read on for great ideas that will fit your budget and are sure to please.

Preventable Deaths Involuntary Breath Holding star
Is your child a breath holder? Do you know the difference between a deliberate tantrum and involuntary breathholding? Breathholding can be a behavior, or it can be a symptom of a deadly underlying condition. Learn the precautions that might save the life of a child.

Preventable Pediatric Medication Errors star
It’s bad enough for parent and child when a child requires hospitalization and possibly surgical intervention, without additional, preventable risks created by the hospital. Learn what you should know about the causes of pediatric inhospital deaths and how to prevent them in this series of articles.

Risk Management and Pediatric Patients star
Your child faces serious risks from the hospital during any hospitalization. Each year, more patients die of hospital-caused infections, medication errors, and other adverse events than from any other cause. Here's why you have to be the risk manager for your child.

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