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Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Nurses Are Outraged Over Violent Arrest Of A Utah Nurse Defending Her Patient

I woke up this morning to a disturbing and saddening video of Salt Lake City Nurse, Alex Wubbels, being dragged out of her hospital and into a police car. Why was this Utah nurse arrested? What did she do? Her job. Utah Nurse Arrested While Defending Her Patient In the below video, you can clearly [...]

Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Kid Has A Stomach Ache, Should I Be Worried?

One of the most common ailments I treat in pediatrics is childhood stomach pain. In fact, at one point or another, all children will experience a stomach ache. I find that many of the parents I work with are unsure what to do when this happens. Since a stomach ache can be caused by anything [...]

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Charlottesville And How To Teach Your Children About Racism Now

After the events in Charlottesville this weekend, I have deeply mourned the brokenness, division, and hatred we've seen so vividly displayed. While I can’t even begin to address all the deep pain and suffering, I can decry white supremacy, white nationalism, antisemitism and any form of evilness that fuels these bigoted philosophies. And I can [...]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Why Urgent Care Isn’t Always The Best Place For A Sports Physical

Before I share a few reasons why urgent care isn't always the best place for a sports physical, I want you to know that I understand. I understand that urgent care is convenient. I understand that you probably have a little-to-no wait time when you go there. I understand that you don’t have to make [...]

Friday, July 28, 2017

Kisses That Kill … What’s A Parent To Do?

No one likes kissing babies more than I do. One look at their adorable chubby cheeks and you just have to feel they are begging to be kissed and cuddled. In the past week, the “should you kiss your infant” debate has re-emerged after the death of 18 day old Mariana Sifrit. This baby girl [...]

Friday, July 21, 2017

In 18 Years, Over 700 Children Have Died In Hot Cars

A report I read this week said that over 700 children have died from being left in hot cars in between 1998 to 2016. At an average of 38 preventable deaths per year, or more than 1 death every 10 days, these statistics are both staggering and heartbreaking. The terror of these situations continuing to [...]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Best Books For Babies And Toddlers

There is something you can do with your kids every day that will affect them for their whole lives: read together. Even reading with your kids for only 15 minutes a day makes a difference. Today I wanted to talk about some of the best books for babies and toddlers. I know it can be hard [...]

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Most Dangerous Pool Toy You Own

It’s summertime, so everyone, everywhere is swimming. If you are a parent, water safety is likely on the forefront of your mind. After all, drowning is the top preventable cause of death for children. According to the CDC, about 800 children are still dying annually from drowning. That number doesn’t even come close to the [...]

Friday, June 30, 2017

Your Kids Aren’t Dry Drowning (Because It’s Not Real)

You know there is an issue when medical providers are learning medical terms from social media, and not the other way around. That’s exactly what happened to me (and many of my colleagues) with dry drowning. A few summers ago, I read about dry drowning for the first time on Facebook. Since then, this misrepresented [...]

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Children’s Benadryl Dosage Chart

Benadryl (also known by it’s generic name: diphenhydramine) is a common allergy medication used in children. Benadryl is an antihistamine and it treats symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and hives. Over the years, parents have asked me many questions about the usage of Benadryl and the correct children's Benadryl dosage. Children's Benadryl [...]