OK, if you’ve been a reader of this column in the past, I know you can do it; so put on your white coat, get your stethoscope and let me watch how you “see” this next patient. Picking up the chart you see that he is a new patient to you, named Ryan. He […]
I should like to tell you today about a better use for the slogan “you’ve come a long way baby” than was previously expressed in an advertising campaign. Many don’t realize that it has only been 30 – 50 years ago that very literally every family had one or two children die in infancy; and […]
Another video by Dr. Lewis First of the Vermont Children’s Hospital. This time he tackles a short video about body odor, a problem particularly concerning for adolescents who’ve enjoyed a relatively odor-free childhood. Noticing it on your child and discussing it with them can allow them to avoid much more embarrassing discussions from their peers.
[A mother researched the internet to find information that led her to refuse an adenoidectomy when her son had “tubes” in his eardrums due to chronic infections. Now other doctors are recommending the same thing and asks for yet another “opinion” about what she should do. She also claims she’s worried about the hospital being […]
[A reader desires the contact information for some dental ID devices.] (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.
If you are anything even close to me, there are a handful of types of unsolicited emails that you constantly need to delete as spam – one of them is the online pharmacies. Here is a web-site where you can check out any on-line pharmacy and report them if you’ve been scammed. (more…)