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Nation’s Pediatricians Go After ‘Heavy’ Issue: Obesity In kids by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 2:55pm From The Deseret News….. Saying that it has become a major threat to children’s health in the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics just launched a “major” initiative to both prevent and treat obesity and overweight among children. They hope to present American families with evidence-based resources to address weight, accord ... Read on »
The New Normal Takes the Cake: American Children and Eosinophilic Esophagitis by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00am By Judy Converse How many kids do you know who would turn down a birthday cake? Few, if any.  But there are now millions of kids in the US who must, due to life threatening  anaphylaxis from foods, dangerous food allergies ,  gluten intolerance , or a painful condition called  eosinophilic esophagitis  (EE) – all conditions tha ... Read on »
Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician Patricia Richards Explains How The Use of Electronic Medical Records Enhances Knowledge With Obes by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Feb 2010 3:31pm No doubt you have probably heard about Michelle Obama’s new program, “Let’s Move” which is designed to draw attention to obesity problems with children and how it is our responsibility to dive in here, as we are creating some of the methodologies that are leading to this problem as adults.  As Mrs. Obama has pointed out, it’s not the kids who a ... Read on »
A pediatrician’s bill of rights by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 4:57am Since the publication of Dr. Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets, there has been the first signs of a pediatric fight back to the unending anti-vaccinationism of Team McCarrey et al. I did my best to encourage that feeling with my posts on the recent Science Blogs Bookclub discussion of Autism’s False Prophets where I made it (hopefully) clear that i ... Read on »
Meet Seattle’s Pediatrician Mommy Blogger by Dan Dunlop Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 2:19am For a while now I’ve been writing occasional posts about the role of mommy blogs in healthcare. I believe they are a powerful tool for engaging moms – a valuable audience for hospitals and medical centers. Evidently the folks at Seattle Children’s Hospital agree. Last week Ragan.com ran a feature written by Lindsey Miller that profiled Pe ... Read on »
Listen In to a Conversation Between Pediatricians on Autism, Vaccines and What To Do by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 12:00am Managing Editor's Note: Ginger Taylor gave us permission to reprint her post on the AAP, autism and her notes from a conversation she overheard at the DAN! conference between pediatricians. Please mark her blog Adventures in Autism in your favorites. Thank you, Ginger. By Ginger Taylor On Wednesday, JB Handley wrote ... Read on »
Maggie Kozel: Confessions of a Worn-Out Pediatrician by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 9:00am I used to practice pediatrics. It has been several years since I decided to leave medicine, but people still ask me about it, and I find myself offering neat explanations between gulps of coffee. Of course, the full truth is much more complicated. The full truth has as much to do with our health care system and our culture as it do ... Read on »
Nation’s Pediatricians Warn Against Pesticides in Food by MySuperFoods Posted Sat 19 Jan 2013 10:25am In December, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a  policy statement  that called on the government, schools, parents and medical professionals to take concerted action to protect children from pesticides. The physicians organization rarely involves itself in politics and governmental affairs. They provided the scientific repor ... Read on »
Tools are a Handymom's Best Friends! by Naturallysta Posted Sat 07 Jan 2012 10:54pm Hello all! Fortunately or unfortunately, I'm a control freak. I need to know that I have tools (my favourite word these days with R & Z...tools to fight nightmares, to combat fears and to deal with bullying) to help me during those challenging times (read: nights) when my kids are sick or upset and need some relief. Relief that doesn't com ... Read on »
Easy 2-Step Screening Tool Detects Underage Drinking by Poh Tin Tan Posted Fri 21 Oct 2011 11:31pm From Medscape Medical News > PsychiatryYael WaknineOctober 14, 2011 — A new tool to screen children and teenagers for alcohol was introduced today by the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism."Routine screening and intervention for alcohol use in young people is critical to preventing the constellation o ... Read on »