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Posts Tagged ‘illness’

Treating Motion Sickness

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Are you travelling this Thanksgiving week?  So many families do and it takes a lot of planning and preparation to travel with your kids.  What’s interesting this time of year is the amount of calls I receive from patients of mine who are heading out and are worried about a child who gets motion sick. Whenever I get calls like this it brings back memories of my own children and episodes of throwing up in many different locales, YUCK!   (more…)

Fever!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Fever, Fever, Fever…should be the title of a book and it would be a bestseller as well!! (more…)

ADHD Drugs & Heart Problems

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A new study suggests that Ritalin and similar drugs, used to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not raise the risk of serious heart problems, stroke or sudden death. That’s very good news for children who take ADHD drugs and their parents. (more…)

Digital Diagnosis?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Do you check the Internet before taking your child to the emergency room? A new study says that one in eight parents go online for medical information before they take their child to the ER. (more…)

Baby’s First Cold

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I find myself in the office each day amid a host of babies who are finally succumbing to their first colds. I walk into the room and see their little runny noses, their red rimmed eyes and hear their frequent coughs, while simultaneously see them sitting on their mom or dad’s laps, playing with a toy and making good eye contact with the parent. (more…)

Diabetic Children More Likely to Have Asthma

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A new study suggests that children with diabetes are more likely to have asthma, and that children that have both conditions find it more difficult to keep their blood sugar levels under control. (more…)

Preventing MRSA Infections

Monday, September 12th, 2011

A new school year not only means kids are headed back to the classroom – many are returning to, or starting, sports activities as well.  Cuts, scrapes, and broken skin are perfect breeding grounds for infections. (more…)

HPV Vaccination Rates Fall Behind

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A controversial vaccine, that prevents most cervical cancers, is not being utilized by about half of female teens, and less than a third have gotten all three recommended doses. Is misinformation the cause ? (more…)

Deadly Combination; Extreme Heat and Overweight Athletes.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Football season usually means cooler weather and exciting times for high school and college age kids. This year though, the extreme heat is not only causing great concern among parents, students and coaches- it’s been responsible for at least 3 deaths. (more…)

Keep Your Athletes Hydrated On and Off the Field

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

With summer heat in full swing all across the country and kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like it is a good time to discuss heat related illnesses and their prevention. (more…)