Child Health

Ages 0-2: Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Thursday, February 28, 2013   |   Back to Blog

According to, the term "Boob-Tube" is a catchy term coined in the 60’s to describe the brain-leaching properties of the television set, with “boob” a once-used nick-name for an idiot, and ‘tube’ a component of the television back then. This means, that despite its relative infancy, the television had already gained notoriety ...

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Kids and Veggies: "Peas and Thank You!"

Posted by: Laura Shumaker, Guest Blogger   |   Thursday, February 21, 2013   |   Back to Blog

We all know that it's a good idea for kids to eat their fruits and veggies. But how do you make that happen? Here are some ideas that have worked for our family ...


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Vaccinate: Protect Your Child from These 10 Diseases

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Monday, January 28, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Vaccinating your child provides protection from these 10 childhood diseases. Many of these illnesses are now very rare in the United States because of the success of vaccinations.

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Vaccines: Perspectives from a Dr. Dad

Posted by: T. Anthony GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Monday, January 21, 2013   |   Back to Blog

This week, my wife Sarah and I took our son Henry to our pediatrician for his two-month check-up. We were greeted by a wonderfully sweet nurse who, after asking us questions about his development or if we had concerns, announced with genuine compassion (and maybe a twinge of guilt), “I’m sorry but today Henry will receive his first rounds of vaccinations.”

Sorry? No way ...

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6 Things Parents Should Know About Bronchiolitis

Posted by: Thomas GiaQuinta, M.D.   |   Wednesday, December 12, 2012   |   Back to Blog

It is that time of year again … your baby or toddler made it through the fall’s snotty noses and coughs just fine, but this "cold" is a little different. It started out as a little runny nose and cough, maybe a low temp around 100°F. No biggie, you thought. Just a little Tylenol®, Kleenex®, and the suction thing should do the trick. But overnight, you noticed he started breathing a little funky ...

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