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Lisa ThorNton, MD

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 Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cuts, scrapes, bangs and bruises are an ordinary part of childhood. Read more

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After one of our coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, kids are finally back on their bikes, scooters, Read more

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Recently the ABC legal drama "Eli Stone" featured an episode where a parent was suing the makers of a vaccine Read more

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A few years ago I was at a children’s birthday party where a mother of a 2-year-old worried aloud Read more

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A few years ago I treated a 5-year-old boy who had been severely burned in a house fire. Read more

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Children have an amazing ability to turn something seemingly harmless into something dangerous. Read more

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If you haven’t heard of MRSA yet you probably will. MRSA, pronounced Mersuh, stands for Methcillin Resistant Staph Aureus. Read more

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Millions of children receive over-the-counter cough and cold remedies every year, but some medicines have been more harmful than helpful. In the last two years more than 1,500 children have visited emergency rooms for possible overdoses associated with those medicines. Read more

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If you are like most of the people I know, the recent recall of more than 70 Fisher Price toys by mega-manufacturer Mattel has left you with emotions ranging from worried and scared for your child, to disappointed and angry with the quality control in the factories that produced the poisoned items. Read more

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Years ago I treated a 2-year-old boy who came to the hospital because he was having difficulty breathing. Read more

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