pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

Showing posts from: June 2014

Childhood Diabetes and a New Medicine – Part 2

Over 20 years ago, while I was in the service, a new method of testing diabetics for blood glucose control was “discovered” and I instantly seemed to know in my gut that it would revolutionize the care for the whole clinic full of patients I was managing – not to mention those kids at camp UTADA diabetic camp I saw every fall. (more…)

Childhood Diabetes and a New Medicine – Part 1

I’d like to talk today about a “new med” for “juvenile diabetes.”

By ‘childhood diabetes’ I mean the ‘type 1’ diabetes that used to be most predominant in childhood as opposed to the ‘type 2’ which used to be most predominant in adulthood. Two different diseases which, confusingly, have the same name.

Physical Activity Guidelines: Exercise For Children 6 – 17 

Even if school wasn’t out for this summer, physical activity guidelines for children are simple and clear – 60 minutes of exercise each day. Here is a great link to simple examples of types and amounts of exercise for children, and two great examples from actual children’s exercise diaries – courtesy of the CDC.

ADHD Stimulants Lower Smoking Risk

I’m sorry, but I just have to say it: “neaner, neaner, neaner. See I told you so!”

I know that some of you thought you had me when five out of seventeen studies showed “no correlation” between being treated for ADHD and prevention of the increased incidence of smoking in this group of kids.

Adolescent Gyn or Pelvic Exams

Recent advances in disease testing methods as well as research into contraception and infection issues has recently prompted a review and adjustment to guidelines for adolescent gyn or pelvic exams.

Making Physical Activity a Part Of Life For Children 

Is it really possible, in this day and age, for a child to meet the minimum exercise guidelines necessary for good health? This is a link to simple steps a parent can take to make physical activity a part of a child’s life.