Monthly Archives: November 2018

Essential Oils for Kids?

The short answer is well controlled studies do not show the benefits that many of these products claim. It’s important to know that the FDA doesn’t regulate over the counter supplements and herbs, and that they are allowed to claim … Continue reading

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Children Testing Positive for Marijuana

STUDY FINDS MANY CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS SMOKE TEST POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA EXPOSURE  A study in the December 2018 Pediatrics found that nearly half of hospitalized children in Colorado whose parents enrolled in a smoking cessation program tested positive for marijuana … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Naho Taguchi

Naho Taguchi, MD will be working in the office to increase availability of afternoon appointments. Dr. Naho Taguchi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and came to the US where she earned her B.A. at Vassar College. She went … Continue reading

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Wild Fire Smoke and Kids

Do NOT rely on masks to filter contaminants, since masks do not work when not fitted correctly. Smaller sized masks may appear to fit a child’s face, but no manufacturers recommend their use for children. If your children are in … Continue reading

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Antibiotics and Sick Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the kids are more likely to be sick. Some of the reasons why children are sicker from October through March include: Close contact with classmates. More indoor time with shorter days … Continue reading

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Traveling Abroad for the Holidays?

The Centers for Disease control has ways to enjoy your stay here.

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Tetanus: Wounds and Shots

I like to walk my dogs at the Bulb in Albany. If you’ve never been to the Bulb, it’s a former landfill on the San Francisco Bay that’s making the transition to natural, open space. It’s also a tetanus-prone wound … Continue reading

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