pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

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Numbered Diseases of Childhood: Rashes

About the last time I can see that anyone in the field of medicine attempted to make things a bit easier on ourselves was in 1905 when pediatricians tried to describe the six then known diseases which cause rashes by giving them numbers.

After all, unlike today, back then physicians weren’t so much the type of people who were (more…)

Child/Teen Immunization Schedule, 2014: Changes You Should Know

Look, it’s getting so even I’m getting tired talking about immunization schedule, but every time I think about throwing up my hands I remember very clearly (as if it was yesterday) being sent down to the lower hospital ward to retrieve a piece of equipment and needing to push an Iron Lung out of the way in order to get to it.
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Immunization Schedule: 7 to 18 Years 

This is a link to a printable version of the childhood immunization schedule (seven to eighteen years of age) published by the CDC and AAP.

[http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html]

Immunization Schedule: Birth to Six 

2013 Immunization schedule that can be printed out. From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

[http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html]

Children’s Back To School Medical Problems – Part 2

Children face a number of medical issues when they leave the relative ease of summer in favor of the more crowded environment of school each year. Here is part two of a list of common illnesses and issues facing us at “back to school” time.
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Children’s Back To School Medical Problems – Part 1

Ask any medical student, intern or resident: “where is the place where you get sick most often” and you’ll be told “the hospital.”

The problem is that the relationship also holds for “adults” with “work” and “children” with “school.” That’s because (more…)

New Concussion Guidelines For Children’s Sports

Being one of the roughest of all children’s sports, it’s a rare parent who hasn’t had a boy who has been conked on the noggin hard enough to see stars, become dazed or actually go unconscious playing the game. YOU CAN’T DO THAT SO CHEAPLY ANY MORE!
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