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What You Need to Know about Preventing and Treating the Flu

In the winter of 2011, Sandra brought two of her four children to my private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. It had been a difficult flu season for everyone in...
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RSV: What Parents Need to Know

RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, is in the daily news. It is not a novel illness, but this year the RSV season began earlier and has struck harder than those in...
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Can you Stop a Child’s Recurring Ear Infections?

Ear infections are the bane of modern parenthood, and Americans spend $4 billion each year treating them. Yet, despite their prevalence, these common infections are poorly understood and often over-treated. ...
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Swimmer’s Ear: Reduce the Risk

Swimmer’s ear (medical term otitis externa) is very different from the run-of-the-mill inner ear infection (otitis media). Swimmer’s ear is an infection along the ear canal, when the ear canal...
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Chronic Constipation: Is it Something in the Diet?

Estimates on the prevalence of constipation vary, but according to the National Institutes of Health, constipation impacts (no pun intended) anywhere from 5 to 30% of children. As a nation,...
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Inflammation and Recurrent Illness: A Parent’s Guide

When most of us think of inflammation, we see images of a hot, puffy, red, irritated, and painful body part, like when a cut gets infected. However, inflammation is more...
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Recurrent Illness: Stress and Illness

Stress can be physical or emotional and often we as the adult may not be aware of a child’s stress. If we live in a fight-or-flight state every day, it affects...
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Child scratching wrist with eczema

Eczema: Much More than a Skin Condition

Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin is itchy, dry, rough, red, and inflamed. Over 12% of American children suffer from eczema at an annual cost of $3.8...
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Reflux: Common, but Not Normal

In 2006, when I was a year out of residency, I prided myself on the fact that I could manage my pediatric patients’ symptoms—whatever they were—with medications. I did what...
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Your Easter Candy Strategy Session

As I sat down to write this blog, I could feel the collective motherly stress rising, knowing kids will soon face all the yummy, colorful, and sugary candy that accompanies...
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Grounding: Five Reasons to be Outside and Barefooted

Being barefooted and outside has many health benefits. My entire life, I have always gone barefooted as much as possible. It makes me feel good, and now that there is...
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Get to the Root Cause of Common Childhood Illnesses

I am dealing with a bug issue in my kitchen right now (I am sure they are not only in my kitchen but saying they are only in my kitchen at least...
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