One of the most common questions I am asked is “can I take such and such medicine while I’m breast feeding?” The concern, of course, is: does such and such medicine get into the breast milk and effect the baby when I breast feed? (more…)
Last week I described the problem of enuresis (bed wetting) — how it is fairly common (10-20 percent of seven year olds) and how there are a large number of contributing factors. I have recently become aware of the statistic that approximately 3 percent of marine corps inductees have wet the bed within a year […]
Much has been written about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, some of it has been wrong and even maliciously wrong. A leading scientist and researcher in the field describes, in this TED talk, all the things we NOW know about the problem and its causes.
[A mother questions the necessity of a tonsillectomy recommended for malocclusion.] (more…)
[A parent asks a question about an MRI, spinal taps and behavior in their child following and proceeding these procedures.] (more…)
In researching for another article I stumbled upon the wonderfully insightful blog of a twelve-year-old (now thirteen) boy with Aspergers Syndrome – “Words I’d Use to describe myself before my diagnosis.” His posts are not only well written, but are refreshingly frank and sometimes quite humorous – even if he doesn’t realize it.
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.