Pediatrics

Cleft lip and palate may be two of the most common birth defects, but that doesn’t make them any easier for either patient or parent to live with. Multiple surgeries are often needed up through adolescence and successful treatment requires a team of experts, including nutritionists, speech therapists, audiologists and behavioral therapists. To streamline this care, Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Center offers multidisciplinary consultations with our group of specialists all in one room at the same time. Together, they can help restore both the appearance and function of facial structures. See how one of our patients is today living a normal childhood thanks to our team >


Pediatrics Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.
 
Parent Life Skills Training
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Monday, September 17; 5:00 to 6:15pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Middle School Life Skills Training for 7-9th grades
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Tuesdays through September 25; 4:15 to 5:30pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.
 
High School Life Skills Training
Parents can learn how to promote positive health and personal development in their children.
Thursdays through September 6; 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Breastfeeding
Learn skills and knowledge about successfully breastfeeding your newborn.
Fee: $40
Saturday, September 11; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Prepared Childbirth Education
This Lamaze-type class focuses on breathing, relaxation and labor techniques. 
Fee $130
Saturday, September 15; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Car Seat Inspection    
Safe Kids-certified child passenger safety technicians will perform free car seat checks and installations.
Fourth Monday of every month, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad, 68 Sussex Street, Newton, NJ
For more information, please call 973-383-3377.
 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group
This 12-week series will help teens ages 14 to 17 how to deal with challenges in their lives and regular their emotions.
Newton Medical Center
For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

 
Pediatric Articles
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You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.

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New Hope in Saving Kids From Blood Infection Sepsis

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 -- In 2012, Rory Staunton, a 12-year-old living in New York City, became ill after an innocuous scrape to his arm during basketball practice.

Five days later Rory was dead, killed after bacteria from the cut made its way into his bloodstream and set up an immune response known as sepsis, which attacked and overwhelmed vital organs.

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Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children's health, a leading pediatricians' group says.

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Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don't really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows.

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More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.

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