There is a lot more discussed these days in medical meetings than medicine! The new topics include computers, credentialing, new governmental rules, insurance company policies to control medical costs, and political maneuverings. Now these topics are neither particularly new nor worrisome, but the list just doesn’t stop there. Read more→
If you’re like me, all this hysteria about immunizations is a bit hard to comprehend let alone understand. My very early memories concerning health were about friends and classmates becoming crippled and dying of polio and mumps and measles and whooping cough! I remember taking cans around to collect “pennies by the inch” and news […]
A child’s growth and development always interests a pediatrician. I ran across an effort by a parent to document his child’s trip into adulthood with something more than the obligatory photo in a bathtub or school photos. It’s an interesting journey into maturity which they will probably both watch many times and a valuable way to document what it took to get where they are now. No wonder teens eat so much and need so much sleep.
[Head Injury in a two year old, follow-up testing and behavior changes.] (more…)
[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 […]
Here is a link to a printout for teens about sexual attraction and orientation. A good read for parents as well. It’s important that each teen finds a “confidant.” [ http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?dn=KidsHealth&lic=1&ps=207&cat_id=20016&article_set=50685 ]
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.