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Jan Dalby
Jan Dalby, CPNP, is a nurse practitioner with Pediatric Associates of Richmond where she has counseled parents for over twenty years.

    Heads-Up on Helmets

    Let’s talk helmets. The latest U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission survey shows only about half of all bicycle riders regularly wear helmets. Each year about 350,000 children are injured in bicycle crashes. This makes bicycle-related injuries higher than any other…

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    Baby’s First Cold

    Tis the season – not only for the holidays, but for congestion, runny nose, cough, and fevers. Preventive measures and a few simple products in your medicine cabinet will make what could be your little one’s first cold and flu…

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    Parents’ Wake-Up Call

    Life just seems to get busier and busier for our kids. The schoolwork, music lessons, and activities get harder and harder to fit into the day, so the bedtime slips later and later into the night. There is an epidemic…

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    Kids and Meds

    Persuading your child to take medicine can sometimes be the hardest part of getting better. If only it was as easy as Mary Poppins sang: “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – in the most delightful…

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    Breastfeeding Benefits

      One of the earliest decisions as a new parent will be what to feed your newborn. Will your baby be breast- or bottle-fed? Both the Office of the Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding…

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    Dog Days

    There are 4.7 million dog bites annually in the United States, and the majority of the victims are children. Education is the key to reducing the number of dog bites. Just as parents model behaviors for socializing with people, we…

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