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Understanding Miralax: The parents’ guide on how to approach constipation

Increase water intake and exercise, adopt and maintain a fiber-rich diet and avoid foods that bind you. These are common ways to find relief from constipation. But sometimes a child needs more to keep the digestive “engines,” (or bowels) moving. To ease the discomfort of chronic childhood constipation, pediatricians often prescribe an over-the-counter laxative called Miralax,…

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Ketogenic diet turns around a boy’s severe epilepsy

In 2012, just before starting kindergarten, Sammy Meyers had the first of what would become thousands of seizures. “I found him semi-unconscious,” recalls his mother, Becky. “I thought he was choking and checked to see if his airway was open, and then called 911. It didn’t even cross my mind that he was having a…

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Is it safe to give my baby probiotics for colic?

Having a colicky, inconsolable baby can be one of the toughest parts of parenthood. Seeing your newborn cry and scream—without the slightest clue as to how you can help—is enough to make most moms and dads want to curl up and cry right along with the child. Making things worse, science isn’t really sure what…

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The Important Reason Doctors Contradict Each Other

Sometimes, listening to us doctors, you’d think that we have no idea what we are talking about. That’s certainly what anyone would think after reading Ava Nyer’s hilarious post in which she compiles all the sleep advice she read in books she bought to help her with her twins. Here are excerpts: “You shouldn’t sleep…

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