Drowning Prevention, What You Need to Know

About four months ago, I was reading to my four-year-old when I received a text message from one of my close friends from residency.  It was a short message. Eleanor, the two-year-old daughter of another pediatrician friend, was dead. Her mom had taken her older sister to a riding lesson and Ellie was home with... Continue Reading →

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Levi’s Legacy

Hey Readers, I have a long article on drowning prevention in the works that I'll be publishing very soon but I want to go ahead and share this with y'all.  This is my friend, Nicole.  She recently lost her precious three year old little boy to drowning.  I want you to read her story and... Continue Reading →

Tylenol After Vaccines

I get a lot of questions about administration of Tylenol to babies who have just received or are about to receive vaccines.  There are a number of rumors floating around out there in the mommynet about this one so let’s talk about it.  I want to address two big questions in particular.  First, should you... Continue Reading →

A Reality Check on Dry Drowning

*As promised, I've come back to edit and flesh out a bit.  Enjoy! Dry Drowning Is Not A Thing OK, it's a thing and a very bad thing but I've been encountering a lot of misunderstanding about what it is (and what it isn't).  Drowning claims the lives of WAY too many children every year... Continue Reading →

Minor Head Injuries in Children

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.  One fell off and bumped his head.  Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed.” Four little monkeys jumping on the bed.  One fell off and bumped her head.  Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping... Continue Reading →

Virus vs. Bacteria

    Have you ever been really really worried that your kid had a serious illness only to take them to see the doctor and be told they had “just a virus”?  Have you ever taken your kid in for a well visit only to be told they had an ear infection and needed an... Continue Reading →

Fever

I recently saw a video come across my newsfeed advertising a device you can stick to your child that will continuously monitor their temperature and Bluetooth the readings to your smart phone.  The app will alert you when your child’s temperature is “too high”.  You can even email your readout to your pediatrician!  It will... Continue Reading →

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