Dr. Charles Ison: Best Drink for Active Kids? Water

When kids play sports, they sweat. They become thirsty. Since they are mostly made of water, they need to replace

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Dr. Charles Ison: Should You Give Kids Probiotics?

 The number of products containing probiotics and the interest in using them have grown dramatically in recent years. The concept

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Dr. Charles Ison: The Horror of Baby’s 1st Night Home

Horror films. Frightening novels. Late-night campfire tales. That first drop on a new roller coaster. None of these are as

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Dr. Charles Ison — Why Infants Are Prone to Earaches

Otitis media is the medical term for an infection of the middle ear. The condition, usually caused by bacteria, is

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Dr. Charles Ison: The Danger of Swallowed Objects

One of the ways that children explore the world is by putting things in their mouths. And sometimes when they

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Dr Ison: Strep Throat Requires Antibiotics

Strep throat, which is caused by the bacterium group A Streptococcus, is formally called Streptococcus pyogenes (“pus-maker” strep). While most

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Frostbite: Avoid the Deep Freeze

Many children enjoy playing outside even if the weather is cold, and snow can encourage them to stay outdoors for

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Lack of sleep has led to car crashes, plane crashes and nuclear meltdown. In children, the effects of sleep deprivation

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