Carolyn Carlson, M.D.

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Head’s Up! There Are New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies in Infants!

Posted by Carolyn Carlson, M.D. on Mar 15, 2017 7:56:00 AM

After years of guidelines that instructed parents to hold off on giving young children peanut-related products, new guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical professionals say parents should introduce foods containing peanuts to children early and often, starting when they’re infants, as a way to avoid life-long peanut allergies. 

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Topics: new guidellines for peanut allergies in infants, when to introduce peanut products to babies

12 Ways to Help Lower the Risk of SIDS

Posted by Carolyn Carlson, M.D. on Feb 4, 2017 8:36:00 AM

The loss of an infant to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is devastating for parents, families and their health professionals. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), SIDS claims the lives of nearly 3,500 babies each year in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for infants 1 to 12 months of age. But by following a few tips, parents and grandparents can help prevent SIDS. 

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Topics: SIDS, how to reduce the risk of SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome

How to Talk to a Child about a Death in the Family

Posted by Carolyn Carlson, M.D. on Feb 1, 2017 7:57:00 AM

Losing a loved one is hard. When a child’s loved one dies, it can be infinitely more difficult. Knowing what to say to a child about a concept as heavy and involved as death is daunting, especially when processing your own grief. Here are some tips that may help make talking to your child about death a little easier. 

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Topics: kids and death, how to talk to a child about death

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