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What are the most common mental disorders among children?

Oct 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
In children mental illnesses are very common, affecting approximately 15-20 % of children. Although high prevalence, but only 20% receive appropriate care. The untreated psychiatric disorder is associated with significant adverse sequelae including failure to achieve in education, occupation, marriage, and child-rearing. The strong continuity into adulthood of childhood psychiatric disorder further underscores the importance … Continue reading What are the most common mental disorders among children?

Detecting and treating Pediatric Brain Tumors

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Brain tumors are most common solid tumors in children and are second to blood cancer in the overall incidence of cancer in children. The incidence of brain tumor peaks before 10 years of age. Predisposing factors: Although most of the children with brain tumors have no known underlying disorder or risk factors. Children with certain … Continue reading Detecting and treating Pediatric Brain Tumors

Dentistry for children: with a Difference

Sep 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Anshu Jindal
Sr. Consultant- Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Nobody is exempted from dental appointments. Whether newborn, young, old or teenager, each one of us faces a dental issue no matter what age or stage we might be in. Adults usually complain of problems related to their teeth, while youngsters may have concerns about proper oral hygiene and aesthetics. Both age groups need specialized … Continue reading Dentistry for children: with a Difference

What Foods do Babies Need?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Your baby’s nutrition is of prime importance to you. You need to be aware that for the first six months you are to provide exclusive breastfeeding to the baby and only post that time is you to opt for solid foods. However, when you begin feeding the baby solid foods you need to be aware … Continue reading What Foods do Babies Need?

Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
For the development of the body and prevention of diseases, vitamins and minerals play crucial role. These minerals and vitamins are referred to as micronutrients. You have to get them from diet because they are not produced by the body. And if the required amount of nutrients are not given to the body or are … Continue reading Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Infant Gas: Ways to bring relief through Massage

Aug 21, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gas troubles is a common issue in babies. Numerous children pass through the same, however, some may suffer from some complications.Some babies may appear perfectly happy at all times only fussing when passing gas; other babies will strain, grunt and form a face red. Crying can cause the baby to swallow air and this can … Continue reading Infant Gas: Ways to bring relief through Massage

Should I Massage my Baby every day?

Aug 21, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The age-old tradition of massaging babies has many advantages for both the babies and the mothers. It is a highly prevalent practice in Indian society that has been passed from mother to daughters and generations. It is a great way to express your love, care, and affection for your baby. A massage can soothe the … Continue reading Should I Massage my Baby every day?

Dengue Symptoms in Babies – Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention

Aug 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is a viral infection caused by dengue virus. It is transmitted from infected patient to others by mosquito bite. Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is a daytime biting mosquito. This mosquito breeds in collected water in discarded tires, flower pots etc. It is also a disease that is frequently found in babies. As parents, it is … Continue reading Dengue Symptoms in Babies – Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention

How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Diarrhoea is passing of loose watery stools more than three in number in a day. Diarrhoea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children under 5 years of age. Diarrhoea is also a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. … Continue reading How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

Importance of ORS to control Diarrhea

Jul 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Diarrhea, by definition, is the passage of loose stool in more numbers than the usual. Frequent passing of formed stools is not diarrhea, nor is the passing of loose, “pasty” stools by breastfed babies. Diarrhea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India, and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children … Continue reading Importance of ORS to control Diarrhea

Malaria in Babies – Symptoms and Treatment

Jul 26, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malaria parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. Severe complications are common, especially with Plasmodium faciparum malarial parasite. Malaria if not treated timely can lead to many … Continue reading Malaria in Babies – Symptoms and Treatment

Foods to Eat and Avoid if you have Malaria

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malarial parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. These symptoms may include high-grade fever with chills, headache, body aches, cough and diarrhea. Severe complications are common especially … Continue reading Foods to Eat and Avoid if you have Malaria

Natural Remedies to Treat Malaria at Home

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
WHAT IS MALARIA? Malaria is an infectious disease, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is characterized by colonization of red blood cells in our body by a parasite called plasmodium. Plasmodium is carried by female anopheles mosquito and it reaches into the blood when this mosquito bites a human. Once the parasite enters … Continue reading Natural Remedies to Treat Malaria at Home

Is Hepatitis B vaccine necessary at birth?

Jul 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
It’s hard to imagine putting your newborn through the pain of a prick shot, but a little stick early in life is an important first step in protecting the baby against a deadly disease. All babies should get the first shot of hepatitis B vaccine before they leave the hospital. This shot acts as a … Continue reading Is Hepatitis B vaccine necessary at birth?

Rehydration: Why It is So Important

Jul 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Childhood diarrhea accounts for a substantial number of primary care visits. Historically, pediatric diarrheal disease was a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Treatment for acute gastroenteritis has changed greatly over the past century, from IV Therapy to the current use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT). Rapid evacuation of fluids from the body, … Continue reading Rehydration: Why It is So Important

Malaria in Babies – Causes of Malaria in Baby

Jul 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior Consultant Neonatology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The name “malaria” (meaning bad air in Italian) dates back its origin in 1740 when it was first used by H. Walpole while describing the disease. Later in 1889 Sir Ronald Ross discovered that mosquitoes transmit malaria. What is malaria ? It is a common mosquito-borne disease, characterised by fever, chills, sweating fatigue, anaemia and enlarged … Continue reading Malaria in Babies – Causes of Malaria in Baby

Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Malaria is an infection caused by the protozoa (small organism) Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans by the mosquito bite. It is a disease characterized by fever with chills and rigors, at a regular interval like a daily or alternate day, sweating, anemia, fatigue, and an enlarged spleen. Malaria is of overwhelming importance in the … Continue reading Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wish for his good health and future. Newborns are tiny creatures of God and are new to this world. A Mother has protected the baby for … Continue reading Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wishes for his good health and future. Although the mother contributes the most, but fathers also play an important role in the child’s development from birth … Continue reading 12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

A Father’s role in a Child’s life

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are capable caretakers. If a child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to the child’s cognitive, language. Fathers contribute in a major way to the social development, as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, … Continue reading A Father’s role in a Child’s life

How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Summer is usually the most awaited season for children. All kids wait for their favourite summers or you can say summer vacations. All are excited, they are not bothered about the heat outside, what they want to do is to play and play the whole day. Heat can’t stop them from moving out, but we … Continue reading How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Fears Expectant Fathers face

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Every expectant father feels that he would find it really hard to cope with the diverse responsibilities of becoming a parent. Overcoming fears are part of becoming a father but a lot of expectant fathers find it really hard to cope with the idea of becoming a parent. While the would-be father will be filled with … Continue reading Fears Expectant Fathers face

Baby Tips For New Fathers

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whether you’re an expectant father or a new dad, your life has probably changed already in some exciting and surprising ways. Adjusting to those new responsibilities and expectations may feel overwhelming at first, but you’ll have plenty of time to get it on the right way. Having a baby brings a lot of new and sudden changes that can … Continue reading Baby Tips For New Fathers

How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

Babies are so small and seem so fragile. But they will feel safer and more relaxed if you hold them with confidence. First pay attention to baby’s mood before holding them. If the baby is fussy or crying, you might try another position to see if that makes them more comfortable. You can also try … Continue reading How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Skin is the largest organ of our body. It is a protective barrier to the external world for our body. It protects our body from external environment through physical, chemical and immunological barrier function. Skin also has hair follicles, sweat glands, oil glands and nails as appendages which also give protection against heat and trauma. … Continue reading 5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways, the tubes that bring air into and out of the lungs. If your baby has asthma, these airways are irritated and swollen and this can affect his ability to breathe. It is important … Continue reading Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

Assessment and Management of PCOS

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
PCOS is a multi organ disorder which affects the reproductive, metabolic, hormonal, general well being and psychological aspects of a female. Common features are infrequent or prolonged periods, excessive hair growth on body (hirsutism), acne, obesity. Ultrasound examination shows enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles seen as a ‘string of pearls’ along the ovaries. Health risks … Continue reading Assessment and Management of PCOS

How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Smoking is increasing in India especially among women. Changing lifestyle and westernization is the big reason for increasing smoking in females. India is the third largest producer of tobacco and the second largest consumer of tobacco products and 3rd largest in tobacco smoking worldwide, the study said.  India is home to the second largest number … Continue reading How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

May 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by certain mosquitoes. Some people develop a more severe illness known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Babies under 12 months are more likely to develop a severe case of the disease. There are other … Continue reading Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is a viral infection caused by dengue virus. This viral infection spreads by bite of aedes aegypti mosquito. Aedes aegypti is a daytime biting mosquito. It usually lives and breed in fresh water collections like: water coolers, broken pots, discarded tyres/tubes.             Dengue infection may cause fever, mild cough & cold and rashes on … Continue reading Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

May 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is a natural and the best gift for the newborn. Breast milk is the gold standard feed for your baby. Breast feeding can be initiated immediately after delivery. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for six months.  If possible optimum breast feeding can be done for 2 years or longer. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both … Continue reading Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Allergy is a state of increased reactivity to the common substances that do not cause any reactions in nonallergic person. A substance to which person is hyper responsive is known as allergen. Allergen can be any substance (known as antigen) present in environment or food. On exposure to antigen a sensitive person produces immunoglobulin E … Continue reading Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

May 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Laughter is not only an expression of smile on face, but it involves working together of group of muscles of face, lungs and abdominal muscles. When we laugh loudly it bring many changes in body. Endorphins (happy hormones) are released in brain that brings many changes in body, which give feeling of happiness and being … Continue reading The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Asthma is a condition in which there is chronic inflammation of airways with episodic obstruction of airways on exposure to allergens. Because of obstruction of airways, child develops cough, tightness of chest and breathing difficulty on exposure to allergens. Asthma is very common chronic disease of childhood. Approximately 5 in every 100 children are suffering … Continue reading What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Apr 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
The IAP sets the Indian childhood immunization schedule based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—a group of medical and public health experts. Vaccines do not overload the immune system. Every day, a healthy baby’s immune system successfully fights off millions of antigens—the parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system … Continue reading What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Meningitis in Children

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membrane covering the brain and spinal cord, known as meninges. Meningitis can be divided into several categories. Given below are the types and the associated signs and symptoms. If you see your child developing any of the same, it is recommended that you consult a pediatrician at … Continue reading Meningitis in Children

Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Traditional descriptions of bacterial meningitis in childhood have stratified causative pathogens on the basis of age. Meningitis in children older than 60 days, called ‘pediatric bacterial meningitis’ is often caused by encapsulated bacteria that colonize the nasopharynx and other body sites. Meningitis in children younger than 60 days, called ‘young infant bacterial meningitis’ is further … Continue reading Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis is a life threatening infection of brain caused by various infective organisms like viruses and bacteria. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and can cause even death if not diagnosed and treated early. Symptoms associated with Meningitis: The affected child can present with nonspecific complaints like fever, loss of apetite, body pains, and joint pains, … Continue reading Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis is a term used for infection of brain. Meningitis is a life threatening disease. It has many long term complications if not diagnosed and managed well early in disease course. Major complications are physical disability, seizures, poor school performance and low IQ. Child can also have hearing loss of varying severity. Causes of Meningitis: … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Immunization Schedule

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE Aim of immunization is to give protection to our children against some common life threatening infections. Initially there were vaccines available for 6 lifethreatning diseases. With progress new vaccines are added every year. Still there are many diseases which need to be prevented and we need vaccines against them, eg:- Malaria, HIV, Dengue … Continue reading Immunization Schedule

First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting babies and children against diseases. The risks from having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects from vaccination. When your child is given a vaccine, their body responds by making antibodies, the same as if they had caught the disease … Continue reading First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Infant And Child Vaccines

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
When you are a parent, you can do anything to protect your child and keep them safe and healthy. Vaccines are the vital way to do that. For neonates, mother’s breast milk can help protect against many diseases. It contains antibodies passed from the mother. However, this immunity wears off within a year, and many … Continue reading Infant And Child Vaccines

5 Common Health Issues in Children

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Kids are very tender and prone to various minor and major health problems. We  will discuss few common health concerns which parents face at one or the other time in their life. It is important for parents to actually know about the same so that they can deal with them accordingly. Abdominal pains: Kids do … Continue reading 5 Common Health Issues in Children

Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Critical care medicine developed out of other subspecialties to provide care for their most critically ill patients. Paediatric intensive care (paediatric critical care) has also been recognized as a subspecialty for more than 50 years now. This speciality grew out of the need for managing sick children and after complex surgeries in the face of … Continue reading Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” It can make us appear more attractive to others. It lifts our mood as well as the moods of those around us. And it can even lengthen our lives too. Each time you smile you … Continue reading Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
The definition of happiness certainly varies from person to person, but at the heart of this wish, we want our children to experience delight, to feel loved and to love others, and to be strong and resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Here are 10 simple actions we can take to create a positive, … Continue reading 10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy
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