Posts Tagged: child

Physical exams at the pediatrician: What to know

When should a doctor do a genitourinary (GU) exam? A GU exam is an important part of the physical exam at the annual checkup. Pediatricians must make sure that children are developing through puberty at the appropriate time. There are conditions that can cause puberty to start too early or too late. Your pediatrician should…
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Creating a healthy mouth for kids

Regular dental examinations are important to prevent, diagnose and treat oral health problems. During National Children’s Dental Health Month, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry joins with other dental providers to remind parents to take note of their child’s oral health. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect…
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Feeding your picky eater

Feeding problems are quite common in the second year of life. Food preferences are a way of expressing the toddler’s sense of self and his emerging autonomy. As the toddler becomes more interested in being in charge, he may become uncooperative with spoon feeding, preferring to feed himself. Using two spoons can be very helpful here,…
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Primer on poop for new parents

A newborn’s first bowel movement is called meconium. It is a thick, sticky, black to dark green substance. It begins to be formed inside the fetus’ intestines at about the 12-16th week of gestation. It is made up of amniotic fluid, lanugo (hair growing on the fetus/skin) and cells shed from the fetus’ skin and intestinal…
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