Posts Tagged: UofL Pediatrics

Making the decision to breastfeed

Human milk provides the most perfect, nutritious food for babies, giving them all the nutrients, energy, and immune protection that they need. Formula just cannot compare to human milk in terms of the benefits to baby and to the lactating parent. Benefits to the baby include fewer infections as an infant and into childhood. Breastmilk…
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Important facts about measles

We have all heard the recent buzz on measles in the news.  But what is the measles and should I be paying attention to this buzz? Measles used to be a disease that nearly all children got by their 15 birthday.  Before a vaccine became available in 1963, it is estimated 3-4 million people in…
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Reasons to wear a bike helmet

As the weather begins to improve and the spring days become longer, a lot of families will start pulling out their bicycles from the garage. However, when you pull the bikes out, it’s important that you remember the bike helmets too. A bike helmet can save your life. The effects of even a minor traumatic…
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Children and flu: What to do?

You may have been hearing it is flu season for a few months now. But have you heard that the flu can really be very dangerous for children? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 have been hospitalized each year in the United States…
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Prescription for play

Fond memories of playing with our friends as a child are common, but play time should not only be part of our memories, it should be a part of our children’s every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging doctors to talk with families about getting kids to play. Types of play, include:…
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