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Andrew Adesman, MD

Andrew Adesman, MDAndrew Adesman, MD

Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Pediatrics

29 Answers141 Followers89 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Andrew Adesman, MD, is a pediatrician, author, educator, and father. His interest in parenting myths led him to write BabyFacts: the Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool. This new and unique book debunks more than 165 common parenting misconceptions about children's health, growth, and development.  

When Adesman is not busting parenting myths, he's chief of developmental & behavioral pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park. Adesman is board certified in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and developmental & behavioral pediatrics, and is associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Publications:
 

My Answers

A. Unequal pupils is called "anisocoria" and is most commonly caused by HJorner syndrome or a Third nerve palsy. In both conditions, an...
A. Most children are pretty adaptable and a quality daycare setting should be appealing to him pretty early on (nurturing adults; interesting...
A. It is often recommended to limit a newborn's exposure to potential infection during the first 4 - 8 weeks of life. For this reason alone, it may be...
A. Health care professionals were not as aware of the long-term dangers of UV exposure many years ago. I know that when I was growing up in the 60s and...
A. The amount of UV protection provided by a pair of sunglasses is independent of the amount of tint. Some dark glasses can provide little UV protection...
A. ... UV protection is not related whatsoever to how dark the lens is. The primary goal of sunglasses is to protect your eyes and your...
A. ...The price of the sunglasses does not guarantee the amount of UV protection. More importantly, if you are wearing sunglasses that are darkly tinted...
A. Binkies do not cause dental problems in infants or toddlers so you do not have to worry about this. Likewise, binkies may reuce the incidence of SIDS...
A. Your child's dentist -- especially if he or she is a pediatric dentist -- should be able to give you some insight. It is almost certainly benign...
A. The American Academy of Pediatrics has increased the recommended amount of Vitamin D that children should get each day. Whereas 200 IU (international...
A. Spina bifida has an extremely variable clinical course -- with the location of the spine opening being the most important factor in determining your...
A. There are a couple of ways to predict adult height for toddlers. The simplest way is to double the child's height at age 2. Another trick is to look...
A. Feeding advice is sometimes hard to swallow, and it is often easier (or at least tempting) for a parent to do something than nothing. I make these...
A. Organizational problems are commonly (but not always) seen in children or teens with ADHD. Unfortunately, medication that is effective for the other...