Infant walkers have been available for the consumer parents for decades. And despite excellent data that show us the danger in these products (along with data showing that they delay both physical and mental development), they are still available. A recent article in our journal Pediatrics (October 2018, Vol 142) further emphasizes the importance of … Continue reading Infant Walkers: Why Are They Still With Us?
Several months ago an article was written in the magazine Business Insider. I thought that parents in my practice would find it interesting; not only in the common sense recommendations and findings, but that these have been validated in reasonably good studies (which are referenced in the article). Enjoy! Read the full Business Insider article. … Continue reading 13 things that parents do to make successful kids
Aspartame (Nutrasweet/Equal) is one of the most controversial food products ever produced. Some claim it as an amazing sweetener for those who need to limit their sugar intake, and some claim it as a horrible poison responsible for a multitude of ills. So which is it? The actual truth of the matter is really quite … Continue reading Aspartame – Wonderful No Calorie Sweetener? Or Vile Poison?
I have found a web site that I think will interest you as both a parent and a consumer of medical care for yourself and family. It is http://www.choosingwisely.org. Twenty Six specialty societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have joined together to list “The 5 Things Patients and Physicians Should Question”. Each society has … Continue reading Choosing Wisely
(And the fallacies behind those reasons) I never get the flu, so I won’t get the vaccine. Right. I’ve never been in a head on car collision, so I won’t wear my seat belt The vaccine can give me the flu. This is biologically impossible. The injectable vaccine is killed/dead, and the nasal, although alive, … Continue reading 10 Reasons People Don’t Get The Flu Vaccine
Car Seat Safety, Texas Law And The New American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines No one can argue with the fact that seat belts, and in the case of children, car safety seats save lives. There seems to be some confusion what the current state law is here in Texas is, and recently the American Academy … Continue reading Car Seat Safety
There are few things in life more frustrating than dealing with the common cold and all its annoying symptoms. And the younger the child, the more severe the symptoms, and the longer they last! There are literally hundreds of viruses that can cause colds and coughs, and in order to never get them again one … Continue reading Coughs and Colds