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Q: Exposed to Measles

I am very concerned! A child with measles was recently reported in the metropolitan area. I know there are vaccinations - but, are my kids protected? I have a preschooler as well as a 7-month-old child. Should I worry? What should I look for?...

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Solving Toddler Sleep Problems

From 6 to 18 months of age children show rapid advances in growth and independence. This stage of development sometimes sets up a 'perfect storm' for sleep problems to develop. During this time you frequently have a sleep-deprived parent and an independent child - but, there are steps you can take t...

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Q: Potty urgency and frequency trouble

I have a 5-year-old boy who is potty trained, but will still have accidents sometimes because he is too busy to stop and go to the bathroom or he waits until the very last minute to go. I cannot get him to understand that once you feel the urge to go, you go and not to wait until it's coming out! ...

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Folic Acid, a Key to Preventing Birth Defects

January is birth defect prevention month. Getting enough folic acid, a B vitamin prior to getting pregnant and while pregnant will decrease the chances of a baby being born with a birth defect by 50-70%....

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Should I insist my child share dad's interests?

Dr. Nicole Villarreal MD, Pediatrician at Methodist Physicians Clinic Council Bluffs answers this question.

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