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Ask the Experts

Because children are not born with an owner’s manual that tells us the best way to care for them, it is often a trial and error process. Ask the Experts is a collection of articles that cover topics of interest to parents and caregivers with children from infancy through adolescence.

Articles are organized by age in the categories below.
Early Years 0-6
Middle Years 6-12
Teen Years 13-19
All Ages

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…

By Ronald C. Strickler, M.D.

World-wide, cervical cancer is the leading gynecologic malignancy. In North American, 50 years of Pap smear cervical screening and hence early detection with treatment have dramatically changed our statistics. Nonetheless, we expect that there will be 13,000 new cases and cervical cancer will kill 4,500 women this year.

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An Epidemic of Over-Programmed Kids

By Susan Fell

Parents want the best for their children and often think about what they had, or did not have, as a child and adjust their parenting style to accommodate their hopes and dreams for their children.

Children are taught that successful people try new things, take risks, work hard to meet their goals, and dedicate themselves to doing their personal best. However, parents sometimes forget to teach their children how balance and healthy stress management play into a successful life.

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