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

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Emergency Medical System (EMS) – Prevention

Just ask anybody. With all the gadgets and technology we have now, most children are saved in emergencies, right? All the television shows prove it, right? Now days, just call 911 and paramedics save most children… right?

WRONG! It is true that, for adults, the EMS system has dramatically improved survival; but, for children the survival rates in out-of-hospital cardio-pulmonaryarrest are abysmal. (more…)

Infant Circumcision

When I speak at a prenatal childbirth class, I usually talk about "little things."

The things which sometimes seem insignificant, but which in reality really do make a great deal of difference.

Things like: fluoride drops, car seats, feeding the right foods, etc.


Dental ID of Children

The first time a physician is faced with an unconscious patient of unknown cause, he becomes “sold” on the idea of Med Alert bracelets.

For years, most of us have encouraged diabetic patients to wear these type of bracelets or carry an I.D. card in their wallet.

Do You Take Your Body For Granted

In younger years, I was in a play in which a very interesting song was sung.

“Did you ever think in the middle of a wink what your eyes are doing for you? Your nose when it blows, your hair when it grows, consider what a job they do” went the lyrics.

There are many things (in fact most things) about the human body that we do, in fact, take for granted.