13 things that parents do to make successful kids

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 – Wonderful No Calorie Sweetener? Or Vile Poison?

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?

Choosing Wisely

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

10 Reasons People Don’t Get The Flu Vaccine

(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

IMPORTANT TYLENOL UPDATE

Recently, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association voluntarily agreed to eliminate the product known as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) INFANT DROPS. All manufacturers of these drops have agreed to discontinue production. This product had a dropper that measured either 0.4 ml or 0.8 ml. From now on, there will be only one oral liquid Tylenol, or acetaminophen, product. … Continue reading IMPORTANT TYLENOL UPDATE