Category Archives: Peds to Parents

“Cured” of Autism – What Does It Mean?

By Margaret Ninno, M.S. Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center One in 68 children in the United States have been identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to the Center for Disease Control. ASD is usually considered a … Continue reading

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Viral Croup 101

by Jennifer A. Nead, MD Pediatric Hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Croup is a common childhood illness and can sound very scary.  Children with more severe croup sometimes need to be treated in the emergency department and admitted to … Continue reading

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Keep Your Children Lead Safe Outdoors

by Dr. Howard L. Weinberger, Central New York/Eastern New York Lead Poision Resource Center, Professor of Family Medicine, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Many parents are surprised to learn that childhood lead poisoning remains an issue for young children.  In New York … Continue reading

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Corporal Punishment: Lessons Learned

By Ann S. Botash, MD “This is lesson number two, this is what you should not do.” The Bike Lesson, by Stan and Jan Berenstain When Papa Bear shows Brother Bear the rules of the road in this 1964 book from … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Cleaning with Bleach in the News

By Lee Livermore, Public Education Coordinator, Upstate New York Poison Center Recently a news story was circulating amongst the news media stating “cleaning with bleach may lead to childhood infections”. The stories stated that “a splash of bleach can kill … Continue reading

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