Lisa ThorNton, MD

What to do when toddlers bite

My girlfriend’s son was a biter. He’s in college now, but back when he was 3 he developed the nasty habit of biting

For baby to develop, get out of the way

The other day one of my colleagues was telling me about parents who were concerned their child wasn’t developing

Drowning is a preventable tragedy

The other day I was watching a TV show where one of the characters was drowning.

The case for more tummy time

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the "back to sleep" campaign.

Asthma shouldn’t limit a child

If your child has uncontrollable coughing, but doesn’t have a cold, it could be asthma.

The wonder of newborns

Some parents see their newborn as a crying, sleeping, eating and pooping machine.

Banking on cord blood

If you are pregnant you’ve probably heard about the possibility of banking the blood from your baby’s

Dealing with lice and ring worm

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to discuss lice and ring worm. These parasites may gross you out

Got a pigeon-toed child?

Pigeon toes, bowed legs, knock knees. These common foot and leg deformities of childhood

Avoid food poisoning this summer

The mother of one of my patients called me because all three of her little ones were having diarrhea

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