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What is hydronephrosis?

What is hydronephrosis?

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys filter out waste and deposit it in urine. Urine flows ...
What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

Is there a difference between a Pediatrician and a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? In a simple word - yes. A Pediatrician is a medical docto ...

Finding a pediatrician for your preemie

Finding a pediatrician to care for your baby after he leaves the NICU can seem like a daunting task.  Your baby has been cared for by experts in the f ...

IEP or 504 – that is the question!

You may have heard some parents say “my child has a 504 plan” or “my child has an IEP.” The good news is that in the United States, your child is enti ...
Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Every so often we get a question from a pregnant woman who is concerned because someone in her family (usually a parent or in-law) has shingles. She i ...
Catherine Aboulhouda’s Story

Catherine Aboulhouda’s Story

Expected to be her family's Halloween treat, Catharine Aboulhouda instead arrived on the Fourth of July, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...

PUPPP or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques

You thought when you got that pregnancy acne under control that you were good to go. And the overall itchiness of your stretching skin has been manage ...
Meconium aspiration

Meconium aspiration

Meconium is the stuff that first poops are made of. It’s greenish-black, sticky and tar-like, but may be treated as gold because it shows that the ...

In the NICU – How does C-PAP differ from a ventilator?

Some premature babies are put on C-PAP to help them breathe. Others are on a ventilator.  What’s the difference? In C-PAP (continuous positive airw ...