Due to editing and space constraints, my (newspaper) article on tonsillectomy two weeks ago did not present the entire picture of how physicians feel about this surgical procedure… and generated several additional questions – which we will cover here. Read more→
[I wrote this article some time ago but it’s even more true today than in those years. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics for viral illnesses is now a major health problem as more and more dangerous bacteria become resistant to even our most powerful antibiotics. Unless this trend stops we will be no better than […]
Even though summer orthopedic injuries are not hard to find, good instruction video examples are. It’s not easy to make good physician instructors, adequate video equipment, a cooperative injured child and the tons of “permission paperwork” all appear at the same place at the same time.
Here is a great example of a physical exam test which is not easy to convey to medical students without something to see.
[A “worried mum” from the UK is concerned about her four-year-old son’s multiple health problems: sore throats, antibiotics, mold and night cramps.] (more…)
[Someone calling themselves on the internet “Jameyandcandy” wonders what they can do to humidify their home when using their wood burning fireplace.] Read more→
I’ve never watched Ellen but once for about 5 minutes while channel surfing, however while researching for an article about flu shots I ran across this clip which just begs to be seen – and he didn’t even cry.
We’ve spoken before about prevention of heat stroke and other illnesses in children athletes. Here is a concise list of guidelines and best practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for coaches, parents and other advocates for children to use when administering sports programs. There is also an audio commentary to accompany the guidelines.