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Articles in Pathways to Parenting and Melanie Lemoine

Color Blindness

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Circle all the red apples and cross out all the green apples. This type of Kindergarten assignment seems benign, but for some children with color blindness, it is actually impossible. ... Read full article

Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

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If the school nurse has you on speed dial and you find yourself blazing a path to your child’s school due to repeated infections, you may be dealing with something other than the average cold or allergies.... Read full article

Selective Mutism

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When at home, your happy, bubbly child can’t stop talking. But when you attend larger family gatherings, she clams up and doesn’t utter a word. You thought she was just overly shy, but you’ve noticed that this happens at soccer practice, in school, a... Read full article

Plantar Fasciitis

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Being on your feet–whether chasing little ones or just as part of your job–can quickly lead to exhaustion on any day of the week. As the days add up, in addition to being a pain in the neck, sometimes it can cause actual real pain in your heel.... Read full article

PANDAS Syndrome

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Even mild winters like we experience see an uptick of seasonal illnesses. The fairly common Streptococcus pyocenes infection makes its rounds and can range from minor skin problems or sore throats to much more severe strep throat or scarlet fever. ... Read full article



Croup

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Getting some sort of sinus funk is standard in Louisiana’s wet and pollen-rich environment, but sometimes, it can develop into more, especially for the youngest member of your family. While coughing often happens with any illness, listening to the so... Read full article

Children and Broken Bones

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Some kids are daredevils, defying gravity in any number of ways. Others stick close to the ground. A broken bone can happen to any of them, and for some, a cast is a childhood right of passage. Knowing that doesn’t make it any less scary when it’s yo... Read full article

Pink Eye

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Pink may be perfect, but when it comes to eyes, it’s never a color you want to see. Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the eye’s white and eyelid, and it is common, especially among children. There are three main types: ... Read full article

Allergic Asthma

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Runny nose and red eyes that come on every time the pollen blows are typical allergy symptoms many of us deal with this time of year. But when the lungs are involved, an allergic response can include asthma.... Read full article

Dentophobia

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From the whirring of drills to strange new smells and bright lights, the dentist office can provoke anxiety for anyone. Children especially may become anxious. Mild dislike can progress to dentophobia, or general fear of receiving dental care.... Read full article

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