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My daughter is almost three and has been in nursery school for over a year. Her teacher just called me to say she’s noticed that she’s been clingy with her for the last week or two. She’s wanted to bring her blankie to school and even asked to not go to school. Is it normal for her to have periods of regression?
I recently read that the long held practice of icing an injury might not be a good idea. What do you think?
I am bipolar. Is the new Mirena contraceptive okay for me? I really don't want to tie my tubes, and we are done having kids (we have two). My husband doesn’t want a vasectomy either.
I’m nervous about my four year-old being around water. What can I do t o help both her and my confidence?
With these tips and gradual transition, your child will adapt to the new routine.
These questions are part of a history your doctor will want to take in investigating possible causes of hair loss.
At some point, your toddler may expand his/her palate, so don’t be afraid to continue to offer these food groups.
It is often difficult to know when to go to the hospital.
This is a very important question. While we do not know the exact causes of SIDS, we do know that sleep position is critical for decreasing the risk.
Asthma is a chronic airway disease. The symptoms of asthma might not always be the same and range from mild and occasional to severe and chronic.