Should I Give My Kid Cold Medicine?

Children’s Medicine Is there a section of the medicine aisle that causes greater anxiety than the “children’s medicine” section? OK, maybe the “Family Planning” section, but it’s a close second. Stacked across these aisles are dozens of cold remedies for kids, all with similar claims. We get questioned about these medications often, and no wonder! Everyone wants to help their …

Remedy Urgent Care

Parents Just Want to ‘Get it Right’ – by Dr. Amy White

Diagnosing Your Child’s Sickness as a Parent I love the excitement I see as a pediatrician when parents correctly diagnose their child’s ailment. They get a big grin on their face, and I invariably hear an “I knew it!” or “I told my husband/wife/mother-in-law that I knew what was going on”! Often they’ll tell me how happy they are that …

Chicken Salmonella

Don’t Cuddle That Chicken!

Salmonella Dangers You know about Salmonella, right? It’s the “raw cookie dough” bacteria. You know, as in, “Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get Salmonella.” Raw Eggs = Salmonella Or maybe your college boyfriend watched Rocky too many times and cracked raw eggs into his protein shakes, and you remember something similar. Why’s that? Because Salmonella comes from chickens!   …

4 Back-to-School Hacks That Will Definitely, Probably Work

Back to School You’re sweating and tired, and the moving car is full of softly rustling retail bags. Your kids are tired of trying on shoes, and you’ve had at least one tense discussion about what “looks good”. This can only mean one thing – it’s almost time to go back to school. The sweet relief of a former routine …