Category Archives: Pediatrics

Acne treatment for teens

Being a teenager is difficult enough… even without acne. Acne treatments for teens are available over the counter and from the pharmacy. Here is my overall treatment plan with ingredients that can all be bought over the counter. I want … Continue reading

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Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time.

Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time. Saline irrigation of your nose decreases the severity of allergy symptoms. You buy the nasal irrigation (like a Neti Pot) once and then it washes away allergens in your sinuses. Allergic rhinitis is the … Continue reading

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Exercise Induced Bronchospasm

Exercise-induced bronchospasm, non-physicians may call this exercise-induced asthma. What is this? It is respiratory distress or wheezing that starts within 15 minutes of exercise onset. Usually it resolves within 15-60 minutes after exercise stops. This can occur in endurance athletes, … Continue reading

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Intravenous magnesium sulfate helps with asthma exacerbations!

Intravenous magnesium sulfate helps with asthma exacerbations!  I was the attending physician on the hospital service recently and had many children with respiratory distress present to the emergency room.  Many of them had RSV or influenza infections resulting in respiratory … Continue reading

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Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with the medical students. What is a good latch?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with the medical students.  What is a good latch?  As a follow-up to my breastfeeding blog, I was asked how to make sure the infant has a good latch onto the breast. This is … Continue reading

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Tales from the hospital newborn rounds… how to educate about breastfeeding?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds… how to educate about breastfeeding? I love breastfeeding questions.  I helped educate both medical students and new mothers this week about breastfeeding while on newborn hospital rounds.  Here are some of the questions (and … Continue reading

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Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with medical students…What do we screen for?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with medical students… What do we screen for? Oh, my life as a physician and medical educator.  I have a new crop of green third-year medical students.  They have just spent two years studying … Continue reading

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Marijuana and adolescents…

Marijuana and adolescents…  I live in Nevada and it is now legal to use marijuana for both recreational and medical use. How prevalent is marijuana use? 5.4% of 8th graders, 14% of 10th graders and 22% of 12th graders have … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes…

Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes… This is not new news, as my children are now teenagers…and this was known then. What is new is the percentage DROP in incidence of diabetes in mothers who breastfed per JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

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Teens and drug use

Why do people use drugs?  They want to change the way they feel to fit in with peers, to be less inhibited they’re bored life sucks (they’re angry, jealous, sad, abused) “for the fun of it.” Judgment in drug-use is … Continue reading

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