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Lindsay Rosshirt, MD

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Five Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

Posted by Lindsay Rosshirt, MD on Dec 8, 2017 11:59:06 AM

As we head into the thick of holiday shopping season, it’s likely that there is at least one child on your gift list. At this time of year it is particularly important to discuss toy safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, last year there were an estimated 174,100 toy-related ER-treated injuries involving children younger than age 15. 

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Topics: Children's Health

Seven Tips to Prevent Ear Infections in Children

Posted by Lindsay Rosshirt, MD on Nov 21, 2016 3:50:52 PM

If you’re the parent of a baby or young child, you know the signs: fussiness, cold-like symptoms, fever, sleeplessness, poor feeding, and ear pain. Ear infections are one of the most common ailments in babies and young children. In fact, nearly 80 percent of children under the age of two will have at least one ear infection annually, and most will have repeated infections. Besides causing your child to feel miserable, ear infections lead to the use of repeated antibiotics and can affect hearing and balance.

What Causes Ear Infections?
Before we talk prevention, it’s important to understand what causes ear infections.

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Topics: Children's Health

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