Questions Breastfeeding Moms Ask About OTC Medicines

By: Christopher Watters, M.D.

Questions Breastfeeding Moms Ask About OTC Medicines Christopher Watters, M.D. When you’re breastfeeding, you know that what you eat and drink can pass into your breast milk. But what about over-the-counter (OTC) medicines? Is it safe to take something to help a headache or to ease indigestion? First and foremost, talk to your doctor or […]

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13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines Always read and follow the label. Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients. Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or […]

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Talk With Your Child’s Caregiver About Safe Medicine Use

Talk With Your Child’s Caregiver About Safe Medicine Use Whether it’s a grandparent, camp counselor, or daycare provider, it can be nerve-racking leaving your child in someone else’s care. Make sure your caregiver has a list of any over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medicines that your child is taking and knows where to find them. If […]

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Oral Care for Pregnant Moms

Oral Care for Pregnant Moms Changes in eating habits, such as frequent snacking and treats, make pregnant women more prone to both cavities (caries) and gingivitis. Once you find out you’re pregnant, you should visit your dentist so they can monitor your oral health and make any recommendations on care or treatment. Pregnant women should […]

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Teething Tips for Parents

Teething Tips for Parents Teething can start as early as four months. A teething baby may drool more than usual or may have discomfort, problems sleeping, or a fever. If your baby is in discomfort due to teething, there are some options for you to help soothe them: Keep it cool. Cold can be comforting. […]

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FDA Alert

FDA Pharmacists Help Consumers Use Medicines Safely

The Food and Drug Administration issued a Consumer Update on the important role pharmacists play in consumer care and safe medicine use education. Whether patients need assistance deciphering the drug facts label or integrating new medicine into their lives, pharmacists are the experts to count on. To get the most out of the patient-pharmacist relationship, […]

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Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids Healthy sleep is important for children’s physical, intellectual and social growth and development. Performance at school, in sports and at home can be influenced by a child’s sleep patterns. Additionally, children who get an insufficient amount of sleep are more likely to become obese. Therefore, it’s very important to help […]

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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What Are They And Who Needs Them?

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them? While many healthy Americans are able to meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs through food sources, some may benefit from supplementation if they have specific deficiencies. Vitamins are chemical compounds that are essential for normal body function. Because vitamins (with the exception […]

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