The Children's Hospital Guide to Your Child's Health and Development

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9780738207438: The Children's Hospital Guide to Your Child's Health and Development

Based on the research and clinical experience of America's leading children's hospital, this important reference work is the most complete, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to child health and development ever made available to parents. Three essential parts form this unique work: a detailed account of all aspects of normal development from birth through the school years, a carefully designed emergency section, and a comprehensive guide to every common illness or condition that affects children.Written by a distinguished team of medical editors and more than seventy-five specialists on the hospital staff, this is a wonderfully supportive work in which parents can put their absolute trust. Destined to be the gold standard for child health information, the guide offers all the medical, psychological, and behavioral advice that parents need, in a single volume. No parent can afford to be without it.A Merloyd Lawrence Book

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Children's Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, is the world's leading pediatric research center. The hospital drew on its full staff of distinguished physicians and pediatric specialists to prepare this magnificent guide. Medical editors were Alan D. Woolf, M.D., MPH, pediatrician and expert in public health and toxicology, Margaret A. Kenna, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist, and Howard Shane, Ph.D., psychologist and expert in communication enhancement, all faculty members of Harvard Medical School. Kathleen Cahill Allison was the project editor.

From Publishers Weekly:

Parenting literature is rife with specialization, and all-encompassing guides are often too general to be helpful; this new book from Children's Hospital Boston is an admirable exception. Assembled by a highly credentialed team of Harvard educators, with input from over 75 members of the hospital's staff, and presented in a friendly, matter-of-fact style with simple but helpful illustrations, it is a veritable encyclopedia on current developmental theory, medical recommendations and diverse parenting ideas, divided into five major sections: Setting the Stage discusses preparing for birth and postdelivery procedures; Your Child Age-by-Age includes five detailed chapters covering development, behavior, safety and parenting for newborns through school-age kids; Getting Help elucidates selecting and working with a pediatrician and choosing child care; Childhood Illness & Injury addresses what to do for a sick child and how to prepare for emergencies; and the Guide to Common Childhood Illness, Injury & Conditions is a 300-page catalogue of health issues arranged alphabetically. Break-out boxes (Questions Parents Ask, A Father's Story and When to Call the Doctor) are sprinkled throughout to emphasize crucial issues and summarize major points.

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