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July 26 2006 Pediatrics Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

Hard to believe August is almost here. Sorry to be missing in action a bit. Like you, I'm finding the lack of schedule of my kids a blessing and a curse. Thankfully, they are both in camp this month.

Here's what's new this week:

The latest article from the Pediatrics site at

When to worry about a baby's head growth
A baby's head circumference is measured at every visit for the first year of life. What do the measurements mean? When to worry? Are growth charts accurate?

Pediatrics Forum
I have some new topics posted in the forum and will be starting one today on infant growth and development and the difficulties of interpreting those measurements you get at every well child visit. Visit the forum when you have a chance:

New Features

Fun and Games Section: New games perfect for a cup o’ jo

Recent Health News brought to you by Your Child's Health Blog

Kids need to play! (an update on a recent study on the health benefits of play)
Pop goes the clean shirt (fun post about kids, laundry and organization)
War Stories: have they gone too far? (Talking to kids about war)
Danger In The Air (aerosol dangers to kids)
No Antibiotics Please (why we don't need antibiotics for colds)
Calling all germ busters! (Germs are more places than you'd think)
Camp O’Dollar (Money camp for kids - a sign of the times!)
WiFi at the beach? (we sure need to deconnect more)
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! (summer safety information)
That’s nuts! (helping kids with nut allergies)
Dr. Gwenn Seen and Heard (New cable news segment on NECN)

Have a great week!

Dr. Gwenn

Gwenn Schurgin O´Keeffe, M.D. , F.A.A.P., Pediatrics Editor

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