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Asthma: Is Wheezing the First Sign?

Gary was four years old when his mother brought him to see me. He’d had a persistent cough for several months. Throughout the past two years, he’d had recurrent bouts...
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What is Leaky Gut?

Let's start our discussion of leaky gut with an understanding of what we mean by the gut itself. The entire length of the GI tract—everything from the esophagus to the...
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What Role does Genetics Play in Celiac Disease?

To fully understand this post, please read Part One of the series on Genetics and Illness. Early in my career, while taking a family medical history, I listened for incidences...
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What Role Does Genetics Play in Illness?

This is Part One of a two-part series. One of the first things I do with a new patient is to review the family history for genetic disorders. Knowing what...
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When Your Child Really Needs an Antibiotic

As a young child, I would get really sick two or three times a year. I’d lie on the couch in the family room, with a towel and a bucket,...
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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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What You Get With The Eczema Jump Start Guide:

Dr. Kilbane’s approach is universal and can be used by both children and adults who have eczema. Here’s what’s included: