Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Coogan

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Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
It's a mistake: Any sugar-containing liquid in the bottle may do two bad things: increase the risk of tooth decay and increase the risk of lifetime obesity. I suggest ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
Back to sleep ...: ... In his crib, without blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or bumper pads. These unneeded extras might cover his face and make it difficult for him t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
No.: I think that if one has to plug a toy into an electrical outlet that most toddlers are not intellectually mature enough nor physically dextrous enough ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
Complicated: Most children with Down syndrome will have delayed speech and many of these children will have anatomical and functional ear problems that dispose the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
Fairly often: About 50% of children with Down syndrome have heart defects. The commonest is atrioventricular septal defect (av canal). Next most common is ventricul ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
You get the shot: Be sure that all eligible family members receive the flu shot. Also, recommend that all family and friends who contact your newborn get the "tdap" var ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: If he is having problems breathing, take him to the nearest emergency room. If his breathing is ok, you should call your doctor right away to report t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
No: Tomboy girls and sensitive boys may have gender confusion. Bipolar and borderline personality disorders are separate and distinct disorders. "gender c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
Put it on the table: Although milk products have long been touted as a great way to "get your calcium", there are other sources of calcium as well. If junior is eating mea ... Read More
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