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How Safe Is Your Home?

As parents, we worry—a lot. We worry about whether our kids will make friends. If they’ll be smart and successful. How polite and responsible and caring they are. We also worry about safety. We worry about car accidents and all the scary things that...

But, Mom, I Don’t Want to Brush My Teeth!

Parents, take a good look in the mirror. How are your teeth these days? If you’ve ever wished that your mom and dad had taught you better dental hygiene habits, now’s your chance to pay it forward—to your own kids. Check out this post on the CHOG...

Is it time for the talk?

It was easy when your kids were little. “The stork brings babies,” you’d say, and they would blink their wondering eyes, nod solemnly and go on playing. But as your kids grow up, the questions became more pointed. Until—gulp!—you realize: It’s time...

What’s the deal with sports physicals?

We blame the media. Sudden heart conditions in young athletes lead to dramatic headlines, and parents understandably start worrying: “What if this happens to my child?” For a breakdown of the average sports physical and why children competing in...

Parent Alert: The Dangers of Liquid Laundry Packets

As liquid laundry packets continue to grow in popularity in U.S. households, parents are becoming increasingly aware of the risk they pose to children, particularly 1- and 2-year-olds. Data from emergency departments suggest that more than 400...

Newborns and new norms: tips for sleep deprived parents

Does the excitement of a newborn have your family in a whirlwind? No matter how prepared you think you are, most parents struggle with sleep deprivation. A popular mantra for parents is often, “I’ll sleep when baby sleeps.” This isn’t always the...

Bone Issues

Specialized services for clubfoot and scoliosis are available right here in Augusta. On paper, the conditions clubfoot and scoliosis are very different. But they have one commonality: the need for a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and other specialties...

Safe homes, safe kids: Preventing TV tipovers

When most parents worry about their children watching television, topics like media violence or negative role models take center stage. Without proper preparation or supervision, however, some children could face a much more direct threat. Every 45...

Give your kids a boost: Ways to improve immunity

The key to a healthy child is a healthy immune system. Boosting your kid’s immune system will provide a powerful natural defense against illness and disease. Like our own personal army, our immune system defends against germs and viruses...

Epilepsy 101

A lot goes through your mind when your pediatrician says “epilepsy.” What does it mean? How will this affect our quality of life? How do I need to prepare? Find the answers to these and other questions in this post on the CHOG blog to help you and...

Thanksgiving recipes for type-1 kids

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving...

Common childhood illnesses within the first few years

As an experienced parent, you may have already encountered your fair share of fevers, coughs, rashes and the like. Or perhaps you’re a new parent, and you weren’t warned of the many common childhood illnesses that can come along with the new gig. As...

New recommendations for this year’s flu vaccine

With flu season quickly approaching, many parents are facing the age-old question: To vaccinate or not? While shots aren’t always the most pleasing experience for you or for your child, a flu shot can be their best defense against the virus. A flu...

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