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Halloween 2018 Safety

By | October 30th, 2018|Prevention|

Halloween could be scary for different reasons than you think because on average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of year!  However, simple steps can be taken to ensure your children stay safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends making sure your children are seen. This can [...]

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Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep to Keep your Newborn Safe

By | October 4th, 2018|Prevention|

Did you know that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, or playpen, in the same room as a parent or caregiver? Watch our video on the ABC’s of Safe Sleep: Alone on my Back in a Crib. According to the Child Fatality Review Program, 41 Arizona babies died in 2016 while co-sleeping, which [...]

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Back to School Oral Health

By | August 7th, 2013|General, Prevention|

Back to school time brings thoughts of new school supplies, backpacks, clothing, doctor's visits and immunizations. It’s also time for a dental exam and preventive care. The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to schedule a dental examination before the school year starts. A visit to the dentist now can help assure [...]

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AAP Issues Home Birth Guidelines

By | May 3rd, 2013|General|

The American Academy of Pediatrics put out a new policy statement called “Planned Home Birth” this week.  The Policy Document summarizes the standards of care for newborn infants born at home.  It’s designed to help pediatricians provide supportive, informed advice to women considering home birth. The AAP Report says they agree with the American College of [...]

Healthy Kids

By | April 30th, 2013|General|

Looking for Gold Standard information to help you be the best parent you can be when it comes to your kid’s health and wellness?  Whether you're looking for basic child health info or detailed guidance about parenting issues, look no further than, which is the only parenting web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians.  You'll [...]

Breastfeeding & Cannabis

By | September 4th, 2012|General|

Some AZ health care providers and parents have asked questions about whether medical marijuana is safe for use while breastfeeding.  The short answer is no, because the active chemical in marijuana is passed to the baby through breast milk. For this reason, most experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC advise moms not to use marijuana [...]

Making Kids Safer in Cars

By | May 11th, 2011|Prevention|

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their car safety recommendations in the April issue of Pediatrics advising parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until 2 (or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat  for big kids). They also recommend that most children should be in a belt-positioning booster [...]

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