Category Archives: Pediatrics

Baby & Toddler Portions

Jen Graham, MSH, RDN, CSP, LD/N​, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Many parents are left wondering what and how much they should feed their baby when they are starting to eat solid foods.  They automatically go to the internet thinking they will find a clear answer. Unfortunately, there are a variety of answers to this question, whether right…
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Why I Give – Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor, a devoted father and 2017 Tallahassee Magazine Top Single Honoree, selected Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s (TMH) Children’s Center as his chosen charity. The Top Singles event raises thousands of dollars for various charities, with $2,500 going to the Children’s Center, a place Stephen has been personally connected to since his daughter, Kaelyn, was diagnosed with…
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Screen Time & Children

Katherine Guthrie, DO, Pediatrician at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Children’s environment can influence their development.  Knowing these positive and negative influences can help parents make the best decisions for their children. The debate of how much time a child should spend in front of a screen, such as an iPad or television, is very controversial. It’s…
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Proper Use of Car Seats

Proper use of car seats help keep children safe. Kids are not just little adults - they are inherently more fragile, as their bones are still forming and their minds are still learning safety precautions. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children ages 4…
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Seasons of Screen Time for Your Child

Children’s environment can influence their development. Knowing these positive and negative influences can help parents make the best decisions for their children. The debate of how much time a child should spend in front of a screen, such as an iPad or television, is very controversial. It’s hard to stray away from screens since they…
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What does a safe sleep environment look like?

You can reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS  and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Here are some tips for safe sleep: Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by a fitted sheet. Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by…
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Safe Spring Cleaning

Dust balls that have turned into tumble weeds. Windows now have too many fingerprints. Refrigerators have more leftovers than fresh foods. The to-do list of chores goes on and on. Spring has sprung, so after hunkering down for the winter you are probably getting the itch to begin your spring-cleaning process. While the cleaning part…
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33% Will Need What Only 10% Is Willing To Give

It’s that time of year again. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’re determined to keep it. Maybe you’re at the gym, or you’re determined to avoid all junk food. Making a healthy choice for the New Year is never a bad idea, but Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has a resolution that you can add…
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Unwrap Safety First

While parents are stressing about money, travel and visiting relatives, children are looking forward to the gifts they have been keeping their eyes on year-round. What many don’t take into consideration is the potential hazards that may come along with these shiny new gifts. According to the Consumer Product Commission, emergency departments across the US…
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Understanding Pediatric Fevers

One of the most common pediatric complaints that we see in the Emergency Department is fever. Despite being a very common occurrence it can be really confusing for parents who are trying to do what is best for their child. There are a lot of misconceptions about fevers in the community which only lead to…
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