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Pediatricians

Why The New Rules On Baby Sleep Safety Matter

Well Rounded NY | Posted 10.31.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, and we know we can take steps to keep our babies safe during their sleep.

Speak Out Against False Formula Advertising: An Open Letter to the FDA

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Grayson

The Food and Drug Administration is considering tougher oversight of infant formula labeling and advertising to ensure that the often misleading "stru...

5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know about Hand, Foot & Mouth

Well Rounded NY | Posted 09.23.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Written by Deena Blanchard MD, MPH. "It's going around", is a common phrase I hear from parents. Right now, the normal seasonal increase in coxsacki...

Why Some Parents Have a Hard Time Trusting Doctors

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I think the worst part of it is that we feel like just another number to them. Aside from our primary physician, every other doctor makes us feel like we are just another task on their long "to-do" list, and that they are trying to get out the door as soon as possible. It would be nice to feel heard and understood by a doctor, instead of being made to feel like an over-anxious burden.

Building Strong Children Today for a Strong Nation Tomorrow

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recently devoted an entire supplement to a pressing policy crisis affecting pediatricians, public health workers, teachers and all of us and the nation's future: child poverty in America.

No Sh*#, Sherlock

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

No sh*#, Sherlock. How fun is this phrase? C'mon, you've used at least once in your life. You know . . . the answer or outcome is so completely obviou...

Tips for Pediatric Specialists: Coping with Parents

Kathleen Brown-Blake | Posted 03.02.2017 | Parents
Kathleen Brown-Blake

You are a Pediatric Specialist. You work in an office attached to a hospital, and you are an expert in your field. You do amazing things. You know ...

We Have Too Many Specialists and Too Few General Practitioners

Allen Frances | Posted 01.21.2017 | Science
Allen Frances

The promise of high tech medicine has never been greater, its actual performance has never been worse. We need to balance the real wonders and exaggerated hype of advancing medical science with a common sense appreciation of its risks and costs.

5 Things Every Parent of Young Kids Should Know in Case of an Emergency

Rachel Brehm | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Rachel Brehm

When your child is sick, hurting and scared, you will feel powerless, overwhelmed and angry. Continue to move forward, and keep this in the back of your restless mind: This too shall pass.

6 Questions Parents Should Really Be Asking Pediatricians

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

As a pediatrician, I get lots of questions from parents -- but sometimes I wish they would ask different ones.

Pediatricians Screen Parents for ACEs to Improve Health of Their Kids

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Eventually, say Pettersen and Gillespie, all pediatricians will be integrating ACEs into their practice, because it's crucial to making sure that kids have a healthy childhood -- which helps them avoid chronic disease and mental illness when they're adults.

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The doctor is in. The senator is out. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential ca...

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

What I Tell Parents Who Ask Me About Alternate Vaccine Schedules

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

So much of this is about trust: Helping families trust not just me, but all the research and science behind vaccines, helping them trust the people who truly are experts as opposed to the people who say they are, but aren't.

4 Mistakes Parents Make At The Pediatrician's Office

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We aren't here to judge -- and we have seen and heard worse, I promise. Please, tell the truth. I can't take care of your child (or you) if you don't.

Dear Father Who Shook His Baby

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

Why did you do it? I know your son was probably crying and crying and crying, because that's just what babies do at this age. Why didn't you just put him in his crib and walk away, go outside, call someone to come and help you?

Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Research conducted over the past few years, and now underway at our institution and others around the country, has generated promising developments in diagnosing and treating food allergies.

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

Protecting Gun Owners from Pediatricians: Free Speech Redefined

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

These groups would have us believe that only gun owners should be allowed to speak about guns, and helpless, tongue-tied gun-owning parents need to be constitutionally protected from their subversive pediatricians.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

Here's A Pediatrician Who Knows How To Make A Toddler Laugh While Getting Shots

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Clearly, the most logical explanation is magic. How else do you account for a pediatrician who makes getting shots fun? So fun, in fact, that this ...

17 Things Your Child's Pediatrician Doesn't Want To Hear From You

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We're applying to preschools and would love a letter of recommendation from you and from each of your partners.

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.