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Posted on Oct 21, 2016

There are so many things to know when you have a new baby that it can be pretty overwhelming.  I frequently joke with new parents that all they need to do is feed the baby and change his/her diaper (sounds easy, huh) but in reality…



Posted on Sep 29, 2016

In medical school, young budding doctors are typically taught not to share personal information with their patients.  Doctors should be neutral professionals so that their patients feel comfortable without feeling judged.  Furthermore, the visit is 100% about the patient, not the physician. However, we aren’t…



Posted on Oct 9, 2015

There are few things as scary as talking to your young daughter about puberty. Yet, it needs to be done and sometimes sooner rather than later.  Some girls will start to see puberty changes as young as 7 years old, although most will start between…



Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Dr. Jaime Friedman recently guest-blogged for TheScientificParent.org: Have you ever wondered how your pediatrician gets paid? It’s probably not something you spend a ton of time thinking about, however, there are some people who claim that every time a doctor writes a prescription or delivers a vaccine…



Posted on Aug 21, 2015

By now you have hopefully taken your child for their back to school physical and are ready to get your child into school mode.  In the midst of getting new supplies and clothes, it is also time to get your child’s sleep back on track.  While…



Posted on Aug 11, 2015

A few months ago, the father of one of my best friends was diagnosed with cancer. He had to have surgery to remove the tumor. His father, being someone I’d known since childhood was like an uncle to me. After the surgery, I sat across…



Posted on Aug 4, 2015

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and what better way to celebrate than to talk about all of the ways you can support your loved ones who have chosen to breastfeed.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, up…



Posted on Jun 23, 2015

I love being a pediatrician.   I get to practice medicine while spending the day with adorable, silly children. I help them feel better, watch them grow up and guide their parents through each stage of development. But, once a year I give that all up…



Posted on Jun 18, 2015

This popular children’s TV show on Disney can help prepare your child to see the doctor.Going to the doctor can be a scary experience for a child.  The grown ups are big, use big words and have weird looking tools.  Furthermore, children often don’t know…



Posted on Jun 11, 2015

The start of summer is an exciting time. School is out and kids are ready for some outside play. While safety is important year round, summertime involves many fun family activities that bring with them special safety reminders. Below are some ways to stay safe…




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