Pediatrics
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Performance Art v. Science: Starting Infants On Solids

Jack Maypole |
09.27.2012
Two truths follow. Food is love. People love feeding babies. Usually at an infant’s four month visit, I’ll get a question parents have been thinking about for some ... ...read more
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A Cold In Your Node? When Kids’ Glands Get Swollen.

Jack Maypole |
08.14.2012
Something afoot in the head or neck “His glands are swollen,” said a mom recently in clinic. Warily she measured my reaction and added, “Will you look at them... ...read more
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Better Than Pee: New Recommendations For The Dreaded Jellyfish Sting

Jack Maypole |
07.03.2012
the sea nettle For those beachgoers among you who don’t already know, jellyfish stings are bummers. From the days of my sunsplashed summers on the Georgia coast, I can r... ...read more
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Drooling: Always Gooey, But When Is It Abnormal In Kids?

Jack Maypole |
05.09.2012
At some point, all of us drool–especially when we are babies. It isn’t hard to miss, this unintentional waterfalling of saliva out the front of our mouths, and most ... ...read more
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Kiddie Migraines: A Headache in Your Stomach?

Jack Maypole |
04.24.2012
Migraineur. Sounds like a job for a senior specialist in some artisanal craft, doesn’t it? Such a misleadingly pleasant sounding word. However, ‘migraineur’  ... ...read more
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The Lowdown On Hiccups

Jack Maypole |
04.07.2012
Don’t let those hiccups get you down! Hiccups are like divine comedy, aren’t they? In seconds, a paroxysmal hurk can render a child most serene, or an adult ... ...read more
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Spy A Stye In A Little Eye? Here’s Why.

Jack Maypole |
03.15.2012
Styes are like pimples on your eyelid, right? We should squeeze those bumps there, and get out the stuff inside, and that’ll help them get better, won’t it? If a sty... ...read more
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Good News! A Better Way to Treat the Dreaded Penis-In-Zipper

Jack Maypole |
03.02.2012
Pity the boy who has one of the more tragic types of wardrobe malfunction. Usually  it goes down, so to speak, like this:  a prepubertal boy, perhaps going commando (sans under... ...read more
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Pica: When Kids Eat (and Eat!) Non-Foods

Jack Maypole |
02.09.2012
Would you like a brush with that? Infants and toddlers are like wobbly ninjas, focused maniacally on tasting and mouthing items from coins to blocks to the odd flotsam and jets... ...read more
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Odd But True: Headbanging in Kids

Jack Maypole |
01.24.2012
Positive Bullwinkle sign, is what we called it. When our oldest was an infant, he would take his hand, with fingers and thumb in full extension, and would frequently bonk the ri... ...read more

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