Category: Children and adolescent development and health

Doctor bloggers you need to know

Doctor bloggers you need to know

Doctor bloggers-from food to freud to finances- they write about it; meet them here #WhiteCostPinkApron#FreudandFashion#DrLinda#2pedsinapod#alertandoriented

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Are too many children autistic?

Are too many children autistic?

Like other physicians and families of people with autism, I puzzle over the increased number of children and adults diagnosed with autism. And most all of us have theories about why we now believe 1 in 68 children have autism spectrum disorders. People point out that “when they were children” they never knew of anyone with autism.There … Continue reading Are too many children autistic?

Top 5 posts of 2016- #5

  This week I'm sharing my top 5 most viewed posts of 2016. I'm not surprised that any of these were the most popular because a couple of them are among my favorites too. (Well, ok, they all are.) This post is number 5- a story about a special week I spent with some special … Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016- #5

Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

This week I head into the wild to serve as camp doctor for a children's summer camp. It's a special week for many reasons. Here's what happened last summer.       For one week I was the doctor at an exclusive summer camp for children ages 7 through 11 years. Only a few children … Continue reading Why this week makes me glad I am a doctor

Protecting our children- what parents need to know

  Do you feel as angry as I do when you hear yet another  news story  about adults, usually men, who sexually abuse children and adolescents? Almost every newscast on television reports a new incident, if not nationally, but here in my own community. And I don't live in a high crime area. Even assuming that some,maybe many … Continue reading Protecting our children- what parents need to know

3 ways to help a colicky baby

(Several product links in this post are affiliate links which pay a commission) Infantile colic, another medical mystery, baffles parents and doctors. Unlike renal (kidney) colic due to a stone, we don’t know what causes colic in babies. But whatever the cause, it frustrates and tires parents of affected infants. Colic is defined as “paroxysms of inconsolable crying". … Continue reading 3 ways to help a colicky baby

Having a baby A to Z for mom and dad- some new books to consider

A few weeks ago I shared  books about pregnancy and childbirth aimed at women. Now I have found one that addresses the challenges of fatherhood, appropriately called The Expectant Father. If that's you, congratulations; maybe this book will answer questions or confirm what you already know. If you know someone else who is expecting, consider this … Continue reading Having a baby A to Z for mom and dad- some new books to consider