I was talking with my mom the other night about measles. When she was young, it was a common childhood illness. I asked if it seemed scary. “Well, yes,” she said. “Kids died from it – and there was nothing a mother could do to protect them.” She was exactly right. READ MORE
About this time of year, our medical office waiting rooms switch from being filled with coughing sniffling kids with colds and influenza to coughing sniffling kids with allergies. Springtime allergies or hay fever cause plenty of misery – let’s talk about how to help your family! READ MORE
The other day, I heard a mom say she brings her kids to the doctor when they’re sick or need a checkup – but she never comes for herself.
I get this, since there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do all we need to. We take care of kids, the house, our jobs – but run out of time to take care of ourselves. READ MORE
What goes up must come down. You clean your house, but it will never stay clean for long. And what goes in makes what comes out. These are laws of nature – and I’ll get back to that last one in a moment. Constipation is a problem for many kids!
You’re sitting with your sick child, looking at a thermometer, and wondering, “How high is too high?”
Does this sound familiar? Most of us have been there – even me. And I know that fever is just a symptom that can actually play a positive role in fighting infections – and it’s rarely serious! Yet I still worry when my kids have a fever. READ MORE