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Sports-related injuries are common for kids; here are some tips on how to treat common aches and when to see the doctor.

Washing the wound and stopping the bleeding is usually sufficient.

Genetics, gender, health and nutrition all play a role in how tall a child will grow

Molluscum is a contagious virus that many children contract, but it heals on its own.

Allergies can develop over time to nickel, but wearing hypoallergenic jewelry can help.

Layer a baby’s clothes for easy adjustment between indoor and outdoor temperatures.

Q. Our 3-year-old daughter was recently potty trained. She has done well with the process overall, but she is no longer having daily bowel movements. She also cries when she feels the urge to stool and says, “No poo-poo.” What can we do to help her through this?

High-risk individuals should go to the doctor sooner if they are showing signs of the flu

SIDS is still the No. 1 killer of children under the age of 1 year, but there are precautions parents can take to keep their babies safe.

Q. My daughter was exposed to whooping cough at school. What is the whooping cough, and how would I know if my child has it? What can be done to prevent it?

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Dr. Rhonda Patt
Dr. Rhonda Patt is a pediatrician with Charlotte Pediatric Clinic and past president of the Charlotte Pediatric Society.