Posts By: Jennifer Stiff, M.D.

Back-to-school check-ups

Even as an adult (without a school-age child), I still get a little nervous and excited when I see the “Back-to-School” ads in the paper and signs in the stores. Along with thoughts of notebooks, highlighters and new shoes, these signs should also remind you to get your child a back-to-school check-up. In the state…
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Child-proof your laundry

Most of us are aware that we need to baby-proof our homes, including keeping medicines and cleaning supplies up high and locked away so that curious toddlers don’t get into them. Recently, multiple teens across the country have been posting videos of themselves biting into laundry pods on social media, bringing to light that we…
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Sun protection for infants

We all know that sunscreen is important for protecting the skin from sunburns, which over time can lead to melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, but did you know that blistering sunburns prior to the age of 18 double this risk? This is why it is especially important to protect our kids while they…
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