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

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Children’s Self Esteem

I met 13 year-old Shawn (not his real name) semi-conscious in the intensive care unit many years ago.

He had been dumped off on the front lawn of his foster home, stuporous, by some kids who sped away in their car.
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Sibling Rivalry

After many years I can still picture in my mind a little nine-year-old boy standing by the isolette containing his two-week old baby brother.

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Healing Hugs – Sometimes the Best Medicine

I definitely feel that the best gifts in parenting are the small things; for example, "healing hugs."

Some time ago in my medical school training, I was assigned to a hospital emergency room.  A child about thirteen was brought in by ambulance (more…)

Feeling – A Special Sense

Recently a young patient brought me a special gift.   Although he was ill, he had taken the time to gather one of the first autumn leaves which had begun to turn color.

He explained to me that he had picked the leaf recently on a “five senses” walk he had taken with his teacher.
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