Children

Part of being a parent is wanting what is best for your child.  Always growing and changing, children have their own unique health and emotional needs.   From helping their bodies grow strong, to helping them learn and develop important life skills, parenting comes with the need for caring and information.

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  • Dr Weisman’s recommended Reading List

    As I have transitioned from training to full-fledged practice, I have found that there is a lot of good (and bad) literature published in the last few years that I knew nothing about! I’m getting linked in to local libraries and discovering new books as well as re-reading old ones. I wanted to share some of my favorites including ones that have been helpful in my own life.

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  • Vaccinating Your Child

    Vaccinations.  They’re considered to be one of the biggest, most important medical advancements ever made against the spread of infectious disease.  They save lives and prevent so much suffering. But what do you really know about vaccines?

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  • Back to School for College Students

    Young adults heading to college—or back to college—have unique health needs such as diet, sleep, exercise, illnesses, stress, mental health and immunizations/testing. 

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  • Understanding ADHD

    ADHD is a common condition, but is often misunderstood. Currently, it’s believed 9% of children ages 3-17 and 2-4% of adults have ADHD. 

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  • 4 Steps to Safe Backpack Use

    Whether it’s back to school time for your child, or you’re planning a long hike, check out these helpful tips to ensure you know how to safely wear a backpack and promote good posture and spinal health. 

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  • No Bubble Gum Medicine Today


    Doctors are now writing fewer prescriptions for antibiotics for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommend an end to routine antibiotic prescriptions. 

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  • Back to School Tips

    It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s a great time for some back-to-school tips from a Deaconess Clinic pediatrician. Learn more about getting into a routine, helping your child sleep at night, and school-smart nutrition.

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  • School Physicals and Getting Back into a School Routine

    If your child is just beginning school, they will definitely need a physical and proof of immunizations prior to attending. 

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  • Summer Safety Tips

    If you have kids, you’re likely dealing with some safety worries associated with summer activities. 
    Here are some tips to help your family have a safe and fun summer. 

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  • Cervical Cancer Screening and the HPV Vaccine

    We’ve come a long way with cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer used to be the number one cancer killer of American women.  That number has gone down in recent years due to improved screening methods, but there are still improvements to be made.

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