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It’s Flu Season Again!

Every year more than 200,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to influenza infection, while 12,000 to 50,000 people die due to influenza related cause. Preventing the seasonal flu can be accomplished by taking the flu vaccine every year. This vaccine will induce the body to produce antibodies against the 4 different strains in […]

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The Newborn Period or “Survival Mode”

This article encompasses 20+ years of observations as a practicing pediatrician to enlighten new parents on the “survival period” of the first few weeks of life shared with a newborn. It is best not to have expectations during this time since all newborns are different, yet the majority displays some very common characteristics. First and […]

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Car Seat Safety

Car seats are a common source of confusion—which car seat do I need? When can my child face forward? When can my child sit in the front seat? Oklahoma State law was updated in November 2015 and now more closely follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Oklahoma Car seat law, the skinny: Birth to […]

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Summer Safety Tips

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet. FIREWORKS SAFETY Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above […]

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How’s your baby sleeping?

One of the most common concerns of parents is that their babies are “turned around” or have “their nights and days mixed up”. This is very common in newborns which, along with the frequent need to feed, makes caring for a newborn such a challenging (but wonderful) experience.    We expect some exhaustion and schedule disruption […]

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Doc’s Blog

Measles outbreak and why you should immunize With the recent outbreak of measles in our country, we are faced with the real possibility of a vaccine preventable disease making its way into our every day lives, affecting patients, friends, family members, those we know and love. It’s time we realize that many diseases we Americans […]

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