Use pain relievers the right way to reduce fever

We’ve heard “Feed a cold, starve a fever” for as long as we can remember. But following that traditional saying isn’t the best advice to reduce your child’s temperature. Fevers – especially a child’s first one – can cause worry and anxiety in parents. It’s important to remember that fever is common and a positive…

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How to manage cold & flu season

Cough, cough, cough. Sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.

Those congested sounds – and other much worse ones – are the tell-tale signs that it’s cold and flu season. So, it’s a good time to remember how to help your family fend off the aches, pains and yucks.

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Holiday hours

Our Forest Park location will be closed beginning 12/23 and reopening on Tuesday 1/3/17. Our Mason and Liberty Township offices will be closed on Monday 12/26/17 and Monday 1/2/17 in observance of the Christmas and New Years’ Holidays. Have a wonderful and HEALTHY holiday season:)

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Newborn feeding

Feeding is one of the baby’s first pleasant experiences. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it is a time to relax, but be comfortable and enjoy the intimate relationship your baby needs.

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Newborn hygiene and care

Your new baby will need bathing and routine care just as do all other members of the family. For the first few days, do not immerse your infant in water until the dried-up cord falls off and heals completely. Use a washcloth with warm water to cleanse the baby. Keep the cord area clean and dry.

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Adjusting to your newborn

Having a newborn in the house – whether it be your first or your fifth – is an all-consuming and chaotic experience. All routines immediately disappear and somehow the new addition suddenly becomes “in charge.” Remember that mothering and fathering are learning experiences: no one is a born parent. Yet, you should have confidence in…

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Soothing fussy babies

Soothing your fussy newborn baby can be exhausting. You’ve fed your little one. The diaper’s dry. You’ve patted baby’s back. But your newborn is still crying.

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Routine well-baby check-ups

Routine check-ups are a primary way in which childhood illness can be predicted, prevented, and treated. During the first years of your baby’s life, we feel it is most important that he or she be seen at regular intervals.

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