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We’re now well into the series about Child Diseases Parents Should Know, part four in fact.
What we’re really doing is taking a nostalgic look at the old “second brain” binder which I (along with every other pediatric resident in the world) kept during my four years of medical school and years of pediatric training.
We carried them incessantly, used them constantly and experienced separation anxiety whenever we were parted.
Summertime is in full swing and the emergency rooms are busy with all the summer childhood illnesses and injuries.
Some of them are the result of mere moments worth of inattentiveness by parents and more of them merely not realizing that the obligatory parental worrying needs to shift focus in the summer from what it has been in the winter.
Once the two “pre-clinical” years of medical school were completed, all us “padawans” donned our new white clinical coats and headed for the various hospitals in town where we would begin two years of “clerkship rotations” in varied medical specialties to learn about adult and child diseases.
This is part 2 in the series about Child Diseases parents should all know about which came from an idea suggested by viewing another site that had a good idea but which plastered so many scam advertisements on the pages that I wouldn’t dream of recommending it.
That is, of course, the kind of danger you get into when you (more…)
A few days ago I ran across a medical blog site which had the temerity to post with the title “Illnesses Parents Should All Know About” – talking about children’s illnesses of course.
I attempted to post a link to the page for you but found: First – the site tried to scam identifiable personal information before entering; and Second – it was so full of crap advertisements that I wouldn’t have endorsed the page anyway.
Over 20 years ago, while I was in the service, a new method of testing diabetics for blood glucose control was “discovered” and I instantly seemed to know in my gut that it would revolutionize the care for the whole clinic full of patients I was managing – not to mention those kids at camp UTADA diabetic camp I saw every fall. (more…)
I’d like to talk today about a “new med” for “juvenile diabetes.”
By ‘childhood diabetes’ I mean the ‘type 1’ diabetes that used to be most predominant in childhood as opposed to the ‘type 2’ which used to be most predominant in adulthood. Two different diseases which, confusingly, have the same name.
Parenting advice – something that we all probably need at one time or another; but, something that is awfully easy to get tired of.
Especially with the arrival of a new baby, well-meaning-advice-givers seem to come out of the woodwork; AND, if you’ve “registered” anywhere online (more…)
Ok, it’s pretty much the last drive down the field for the high school home team who needs a touchdown to win and they are within 15 yards of the goal. On the first snap someone comes from nowhere and sideswipes the quarterback – now he’s lying limp on the field without the slightest movement.
If you thought that you got a lot of parenting advice from people BEFORE the baby was born, just wait and see how many “well wishers” make contact with you after the little one arrives in order to give you the benefit of their extensive experience.
Last weeks issue [Apr 25, 2014] of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) was quite disheartening in that it reported a new surge of Measles cases – a disease which was once on the razor’s edge brink of eradication.
Parenting advice, it comes from everywhere. If you listened to everyone and tried to follow everything you could well be institutionalized within the week.
Relatives are hard to ignore – but may be misinformed or out of date; so-called “free” samples aren’t really free if they come with self-serving advice; and, (more…)