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 […]
Leg pain on one side, without known injury, usually means that a child (usually a boy) needs to see his Pediatrician for a thorough exam. Boys, as most parents know (and despite the political attempts at uni-sexing children), are a lot more likely to inflict injury on themselves due to their general activity preferences. Read […]
Despite the provocative title, this talk is really about safety and parenting approaches. That said Mr. Tulley does have an “every mans” approach to the stifling “avoid risk of any sort” some parents are coming to take with their children. He also does have a sense of humor and is definitely not a “helicopter parent.”
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[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 […]
At the behest of an altruistic humanitarian doing work with the poor in the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side, Lina Rogers RN entered the schools to see if she could make a difference in October of 1902 – dressings were changed (rat bites), contagious students were dismissed with follow-up education on hygiene and […]
Is it really possible, in this day and age, for a child to meet the minimum exercise guidelines necessary for good health? This is a link to simple steps a parent can take to make physical activity a part of a child’s life.