Checkup Newsroom (Stomach)

2019
March
28,
2019
| 08:02 PM America/Chicago
I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I didn’t even want to write this article. Last fall, two studies showed that probiotics may not work as well in kids who have “tummy bugs” as we had previously thought. I am defining acute gastroenteritis he...
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2017
August
22,
2017
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of mother...
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2016
November
03,
2016
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
“We try to put her on her tummy to play, but she just cries! It breaks my heart!” I hear this almost daily as a pediatric physical therapist. However, tummy time is more important than ever these days. Our babies today tend to have more time on...
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2015
September
29,
2015
| 03:09 PM America/Chicago
A study published in Pediatrics shows an increase of kids in the U.S. going to the ER for treatment of self-inflicted injuries, such as cutting. From 2009 to 2012, self-injuries increased from 1.1 percent to 1.6 percent of all visits. While the in...
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May
14,
2015
| 06:25 PM America/Chicago
Have a minute? The Doc Smitty discusses your kid's vomiting. Watch to learn the most common causes, the symptoms that are more concerning and how to keep your kid well hydrated. ...
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January
25,
2015
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
“Use your core!” “Sit up straight!” If you spend any time with kids and teenagers, you hear these phrases all the time. It seems like posture and core strengthening are such hot topics these days. But what is the core anyways, and why is it so import...
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2014
August
14,
2014
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
"We try and try, but he won't burp."Oh, the magical burp. It's that often elusive sound that would be offensive for you to let loose at the dinner table, but everyone celebrates when it comes from your newborn.So, what's the point? Easy, to get some ...
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