Child Health

Study Reaffirms Importance of Safe Sleep Habits

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, MD   |   Thursday, February 26, 2015   |   Back to Blog

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics sponsored journal Pediatrics published an article supporting its previous recommendations for safe sleep practice ...

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Posture Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Sunday, February 8, 2015   |   Back to Blog

As a part of my breastfeeding journey, I had the chance to have brunch with several other working and breastfeeding moms.  While my journey has ended, it was nice to spend some time with other working moms and their babies and offer support when I could. One of the topics that came up was how breastfeeding affects your posture ...

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How to Keep Kids Warm AND Safe in a Carseat

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, MD   |   Saturday, January 17, 2015   |   Back to Blog

I read somewhere last week that you can get frostbite in as little as 10 minutes with a wind-chill of -60F. By the way, that’s 10 minutes, not 10 seconds. And while it got darn right cold recently, I don’t think we got anywhere near -60F ...

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A Mom's Tips for a Successful Breastfeeding Experience

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Sunday, August 17, 2014   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2014/Abby-blog-photo.jpgNursing a baby seemed easy.  You put your baby to your breast, he latches on, and then you have this wonderful breastfeeding experience, right? Wrong.  It is not as easy as it seems.  At least it wasn't for me ...

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Backpack Safety

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Saturday, July 12, 2014   |   Back to Blog

It’s that time of year again! The beginning of school is just around the corner, and that means buying school supplies and a new backpack to hold it all which can be quite a load on our kids’ backs. Do you know how much weight your child should be carrying?

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Updated Vaccine Requirements for School-Aged Children

Posted by: Thomas GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Monday, February 10, 2014   |   Back to Blog

Along with many school systems around the country, the Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Program has recently updated the required immunizations for school entry. Here is some information pertaining to the new requirements, as well as brief descriptions of the dangerous diseases they prevent ...

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7 Tips to Raise a Lifelong Healthy Eater

Posted by: Carolyn Burdsall, RD, Guest Blogger   |   Wednesday, November 27, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Guest_Blogs/GirlEatingHealthy-ThnkStk-56384329.jpgI’m sure most parents would agree that getting kids off to a great start by feeding them healthy meals is an important goal. However, sometimes this can be as easy as trying to give the cat a bath in the washing machine! The evidence clearly shows us that it’s worth the hassle, though. What and how much we feed our children in their early years can have a huge impact on their health the rest of their lives.

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Healthy + Focused = School Success

Posted by: Jenny Bates   |   Friday, July 26, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Summer’s winding down and parents are scrambling to take inventory of what the kids need for school. As a mom to three, I understand this is a whirlwind time for families. That’s why I put together this Back-to-School Health Checklist to help keep your little student healthy and well – all year long. 

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How to Talk to Your Child About Their Weight

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Thursday, May 30, 2013   |   Back to Blog

When your child is overweight, beginning a discussion about healthy body weight and body image can be a difficult task. In this situation it is important to begin the discussion in a positive way, reinforcing your love and respect for your child ...

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Age 2-Adolescent Years: Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Monday, March 4, 2013   |   Back to Blog

As a parent and physician, I understand that in today’s digital world it can be challenging to safeguard your child from too much “screen time.” Here are some guidelines and helpful information for parents. I have broken it down into three age ranges: age 0-2 years; age 2 through adolescence; and the adolescent years.

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