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

Showing posts from: July 2014

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 3

Once the two “pre-clinical” years of medical school were completed, all us “padawans” donned our new white clinical coats and headed for the various hospitals in town where we would begin two years of “clerkship rotations” in varied medical specialties to learn about adult and child diseases.

Tympanostomy Tubes Video for Kids 

Here is a fairly extensive video explaining the function of the ear and placement of PE tubes (Tympanostomy tubes or grommets) for recurrent infections. Narrated by… a kid, for kids.

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 2

This is part 2 in the series about Child Diseases parents should all know about which came from an idea suggested by viewing another site that had a good idea but which plastered so many scam advertisements on the pages that I wouldn’t dream of recommending it.

That is, of course, the kind of danger you get into when you (more…)

Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About – Part 1

A few days ago I ran across a medical blog site which had the temerity to post with the title “Illnesses Parents Should All Know About” – talking about children’s illnesses of course.

I attempted to post a link to the page for you but found: First – the site tried to scam identifiable personal information before entering; and Second – it was so full of crap advertisements that I wouldn’t have endorsed the page anyway.

Talking To Your Teen About Sex 

“The talk” doesn’t seem to be enough any more in the mine-field that is a teenager’s life where drugs and sex related issues are commonplace. Here’s a link to what the Mayo Clinic has to say about talking to your teens about sex.

Difference Between Flu and Colds

If you take any physician… well, any one older than about 50, and ask them: “give me the top three reasons you went into practicing medicine” an answer of “I like to teach” will be somewhere on the list.

[And, NO, “so we can stick people with sharp things” isn’t on the list. Contrary to what you may think, that’s rarely all that much fun.]

Myths and Truths About Children’s Drunk Driving

Let’s be a little daring today and run around with a pin popping people’s bubbles – at least as it regards misconceptions about children and drunk driving.

All the press from organizations like MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) I’m afraid has left even me with the mental picture of some cretin (more…)

Body Mass Index 

Body Mass Index (BMI) uses weight and height to calculate a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people in order to screen for potential health problems. Here is a link to a BMI calculator for your child or teen to use.