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Spanking Your Child – Why You Shouldn’t

By: Brandy Gheesling, MD, IBCLC, FAAP In the recent weeks, the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued an updated statement to parents regarding disciplining their children.  The AAP has strengthened ...
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How to Spend Quality Time with Your Children

Childhood is a beautiful, fun, fleeting time. When you have children you have the unique opportunity to relive some of the magic of childhood and introduce some of that wonder back into your life. But...
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The Importance of Routines for Children

Bedtime. Probably one of your child’s most dreaded words. While your child may kick and scream at the mere mumbling of the word bedtime, you should feel confident as a parent knowing that you’re i...
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October is SIDS Awareness Month

By Ben Spitalnick, MD, MBA, FAAP When we brought our daughter home from the hospital, we were fortunate to have a grandmother on hand to help with so many new baby needs.  We quickly learned that wh...
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How to Prepare Your Pets for Bringing Home Baby

Bringing home your newborn is one of the most exciting moments of your life. You’ve spent weeks, or more likely months, researching and reading everything imaginable to prepare yourself for how to t...
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Tips for Parents on How To Relax

Parents all over the world are constantly taking care of the household and the kids. From packing school lunches to doing loads and loads of laundry, parents deserve some time off from their hectic sc...
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Grandmotherly Advice from a Pediatrician

by Diane R. Savage-Pedigo, MD, FAAP As the dynamics of Pediatric Associates of Savannah have changed over the years, I now have the distinct position of being the only doctor who is also a Grandparen...
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What to Expect for the Upcoming Flu Vaccine Season

by Ben Spitalnick, MD, MBA, FAAP If school is back in session, then we know flu vaccine season is not far behind!  Most years the flu vaccine starts shipping out to doctors’ offices and pharmacies...
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