Dr. Anna Kaplan

Dr. Anna L. Kaplan is a mother of one, freelance writer, and licensed physician. Dr. Kaplan received her B.A. in English Literature from Pomona College, and her M.D. from U.S.C. School of Medicine. She completed a 3 year residency and board certification in Family Practice. She was in active practice for 15 years. Dr. Kaplan has written in the medical field for both consumers as well as professionals. She has also authored hundreds of articles on other subjects.

Dr. Anna L. Kaplan is a mother of one, freelance writer, and licensed physician. Dr. Kaplan received her B.A. in English Literature from Pomona College, and her M.D. from U.S.C. School of Medicine. She completed a 3 year residency and board certification in Family Practice. She was in active practice for 15 years. Dr. Kaplan has written in the medical field for both consumers as well as professionals. She has also authored hundreds of articles on other subjects.

What Is Fiber? Fiber is a part of the plant-derived foods we eat. It is found in vegetables, fruits, and grains. Fiber is the part of the plants that we can't digest, and it goes all the way through your intestines. There are two main types of fiber. One kind can be dissolved in water, ...

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The thought of seeing your baby choking is terrifying. Infants can choke on a wide variety of objects, and choking can be fatal. The good news is there is a lot you can do as a parent to prevent your baby from choking, and there are basic first aid techniques you can administer to help ...

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Prevention of choking in toddlers means trying to keep them from getting their hands on food, household objects, and toys that are the size and shape that can choke them. Anything that is round in shape and similar in size to the child’s windpipe can enter and get stuck there. The size of a toddler’s windpipe can be compared to that of a ...

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Nighttime teeth grinding, otherwise known as sleep bruxism (SB), is a common problem in both children and adults. It is characterized by the grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep. For older children and adults, grinding your teeth at night can cause damage to molars, pain in joints in front ...

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There are minutes in between the beginning of a catastrophic event and death. If you can do CPR, you may be able to save someone’s life. ...

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Safe Swimming for Babies

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by from Blogs
With summer coming up, this is a good time to think about water safety. Some parents choose to have their young children take swimming lessons, even infants. Is this safe? Is it useful for young children? ...

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Does My Toddler Have ADHD?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 by from Blogs
It is very difficult to know whether or not a toddler has ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (previously called ADD). There are a number of reasons for this. The diagnosis of ADHD has to be made by a doctor or other professional using criteria from the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ...

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When Should I Call My Doctor?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 by from Blogs
Babies cannot tell their parents if something hurts, or they feel sick. They can cry, and parents need to learn the different kinds of crying they hear from their babies. A baby may be crying because she is hungry, her diaper needs changing, or she wants attention. This crying will stop when the parent feeds, changes, and/or comforts the baby. A ...

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A herniated belly button is another name for an umbilical hernia. If your baby has one, you will see a swelling in the area of his belly button. A hernia is a weakness in the lining of the abdomen. In the case of an umbilical hernia, the weakness is in the umbilical ring below the ...

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Monday, March 28th, 2011 by from Blogs
Women who know they are diabetic should get themselves into the best shape possible, even before trying to get pregnant. They should be under the care of someone who understands the needs of diabetics during their child-bearing years. A "preconception checkup" is essential. There is a lot of research showing that ...

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