Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Overstimulated Newborn

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Newborn Entertainment

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Enterovirus D68 Information & Prevention

  FAQ from the CDC are here.    

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Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements provide information on the immunizations given to babies, children, teens and young adults. Each shot has its own Vaccine Information Statement or VIS. The VIS explains: why get vaccinated information about the specific vaccine who shouldn’t get vaccinated with … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Cough Medicine Work?

This video explains why cough medicines don’t work. The whole 6 minutes is worth a look, but you can skip to the 2:00 mark on the video to see an animation of mucociliary clearance. Cilia are the tiny hair-like projections that line … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Sell Vegetables

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you! How many times did we hear this as kids, and how many times have we told our own kids? A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research may teach us all an … Continue reading

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How Can I Make My Child Taller?

Your child’s height is a combination of many things: family genetics and growth patterns, sleep and nutrition. If there were an easy way to predict your child’s ultimate height, there would be an app for that! Pediatricians approach this question … Continue reading

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From my reading list

These recent op-ed articles about youth sports and career planning are thought-provoking.   Sports Should Be Child’s Play Is Your Student Prepared for Life This final piece compiled from back issues of Bananas, describes their RELAX campaign. Relax Let’s keep the child … Continue reading

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