Category Archives: Medicine

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Heart-healthy eating is healthy eating. There’s a good read from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia here. Recommended if you are trying to modify an elevated cholesterol level. Here’s the Basics: Stay active. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. … Continue reading

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Flu vaccines 2019-2020 Season

Flu Vaccines 2019-2030 Season Flu injection for 6 months to 3 years: in stock Flu injection for 3 years and older: in stock. Flumist nasal spray is recommended and available this year. Offered for 2 years and older: in stock. … Continue reading

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Unboxing Video: Ear Wax Removal

  We had fun making this unboxing video in a single take before office hours with one goof: the instrument is called an otoscope, not an ophthalmoscope. Read more about ear wax here.

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Order of the Curly Tail 2009

Spring 2009: lengthening days, green hills, and a swine flu epidemic. H1N1 influenza made its appearance a decade ago. From April 2009 to April 2010, there were over 60 million cases, a quarter million hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths in the … Continue reading

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Heat 101

Staying Healthy in the Heat 101 It’s hot! Here are some links for more information on staying well when playing or competing in the heat. Protect Your Children from Extreme Heat from the American Academy of Pediatrics Heat Related Sports … Continue reading

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Traveling with Babies and Children

Traveling with children outside of the US Traveler’s Health from the CDC Surviving air travel with babies and children Summer Travel with Kids Traveling Abroad for the Holidays

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It Takes 11 Years of Education and Training to Become a Pediatrician

Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. I often get asked what it takes to be a pediatrician. This graphic sums up the years of education and training. Many people train to … Continue reading

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Tick Talk

Better weather means kids and pets outdoors. Don’t forget to check for ticks! The tick you find will be the tick you don’t have to remove. Tips on preventing tick bites from the CDC are here. Check out the CDC’s … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby! This Saturday March 9, 2019

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Day Night Reversal in Babies

Newborns can sleep up to 20 hours a day, but most of them are born wanting to sleep more during the day. Who can blame them when an active mom rocked them to sleep with the her busy days? Once … Continue reading

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