Myths about Bicycle Safety

As summer quickly approaches, children will be spending more time outside playing with family and friends. One of the most popular outdoor activities for kids is riding a bike. This fun activity comes with its own set of rules; below are a few myths and facts to ensure your child stays safe this summer. Myth: My child doesn't need to wear a helmet ...
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Dear Expectant Parents

Congratulations! Having a baby is an exciting new adventure. It's full of love, excitement and happiness, but also sleepless nights and worry. Below are some tips to help you prepare for the birth of your baby and to help manage your hormones and exhaustion. Preparations While preparing for your little bundle of joy's arrival, here are some things ...
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Dealing with eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by intense itching, redness, and occasionally small bumps or scaly flakes of skin. Eczema also is called atopic dermatitis, and children usually develop symptoms prior turning five years old. It is not clear what causes eczema or if it is preventable. In babies, the front side of the body is typically affect...
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Is my child experiencing bullying?

Is my child being bullied at school? 1 in 4 children report being bullied at school each year. Bullying can range from name calling, teasing, being threatened, or physically harmed. The emotional damage bullying causes to a child is significant and has far-reaching effects on a child's confidence, social development, and even their ability to learn...
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Febrile Seizures: What parents need to know

What are febrile seizures?Febrile seizures are a common childhood illness. They are also known as "fever seizures." Seizures are due to abnormal brain electrical activity that can cause passing out, jerking, or strange behavior. The word "febrile" refers to the fever that is present at the time of the seizure. These types of seizures occur in about...
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Tips on surviving 2021 from an anxious pediatrician

As we enter a new year, feelings of anxiety and uncertainty are common, especially as we say goodbye to one of the most challenging years of our lifetime. As a pediatrician, I am not immune to these same emotions. I feel strange when I try to prioritize myself. This stems from my time in medical school when I was taught to put myself last. However,...
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Our OB Emergency Department is here if you need us

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children has an obstetric emergency department that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to address any concerns you may have during your pregnancy. The 10-bed unit is staffed with highly experienced labor and delivery nurses, nurse practitioners and board-certified obstetricians who are available to answ...
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Staying Safe During COVID-19

2020 has been overwhelming! As we watch the infection numbers rise daily, we all wonder, "how long will this last" and "when will we return to normal?" However, I think we all know there will have to be a new normal. We've missed in-person birthday parties, vacations, anniversary celebrations, retirement parties and births. Meals out with friends a...
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What are dense breasts?

Breasts consist of a mixture of fibrous, glandular and fatty tissue.Women with glandular and fatty tissue receive mammograms to rule out benign or cancerous lumps. Mammography continues to be the gold standard for screening and identifying the density of the breast; however, dense breasts increase the difficulty to see a cancer on a mammogram and t...
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Curious toddlers, unintentional drowning

Summer means fun in and around water. To prepare you and your child for water-related activities, check out the below information. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children 1-4 years old and the 3rd leading cause of death of children 5-19 years old. Drowning can occur in less than one minute! Young children are most likely to drown in home...
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