Medical Advice

Jacksonville Pediatrics recommends the following organizations for reliable medical information regarding various childhood medical issues:


Books

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What to Expect the First Year

Filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby’s crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more).

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What to Expect the Second Year

What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year” – 12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don’t always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).

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AAP: Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms

When an infant or small child is ill, it is often very difficult for a parent to understand the nature of the problem. The American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms enables a parent to identify a symptom quickly, learn its possible cause, and determine how best to proceed. More than one hundred symptoms are listed alphabetically, and the text and illustrations that accompany each one are arranged in easy-to-follow charts.

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AAP: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to age 5

From the most respected organization on child health comes this essential resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children. Here is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem.

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AAP: Caring for Your School Age Child: Ages 5-12

No longer are the middle years of childhood considered a time of relative calm and smooth development. During the years from five to twelve, children must master the skills and habits that determine their future health and well-being–and parents have a crucial role to play.

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AAP: Caring for Your Teenager

Expert, authoritative guidance you can trust on helping your teenager cope with the changes and challenges of adolescence, from The American Academy of Pediatrics.

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AAP: Guide to Toilet Training

Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a new parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. Some are “ready” earlier than others, and not all children respond to the same approach.

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AAP: Waking Up Dry

This comprehensive and authoritative self-help guide on bedwetting is written for parents, caregivers, and children (ages six to thirteen). Parents and children can address the challenge of bedwetting together with this delightful book that guides them through Dr. Bennett’s Waking Up Dry Program.

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AAP: Immunizations & Infectious Diseases

Informed by the expertise of the American Academy of Pediatrics, this authoritative guide to immunizations and infections in children covers a wide range of subject matter in easy-to-understand terms. Divided into four parts, this resource covers immunizations, antibiotics, prevention, and infection control, and also gives summaries of various infectious diseases.

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ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide

This comprehensive guide to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information to help them understand and manage this challenging and often misunderstood condition.