Like all first-time parents, Rachel and I couldn’t wait to meet our baby daughter. But when Rachel’s pregnancy got cut short at 23 weeks and 5 days — without warning or any known cause — that joyful anticipation turned into an epic fight for our little girl’s life. Charlotte was born weighing 1 pound, 4.5 ounces, just shy of 1 foot long, and given a 30 percent chance of Continue reading →
You may have noticed increased public awareness of radiation risks and efforts to reduce radiation exposure in medical imaging — especially in children.
As a pediatric radiologist, it is my responsibility to consider the risks and benefits of all imaging tests and keep the radiation dose as low as possible for each patient. I take this responsibility seriously and ask myself each day, “How would I tailor the test if this child was Continue reading →
There are a lot of ailments we can treat as doctors these days. Whether it’s common colds or bumps and bruises, we know how to fix it. But there are other things you can’t just take medicine for or rub something on. One of those is grief, and dealing with the loss of a loved Continue reading →
The best way to keep kids from developing peanut allergies is to keep them away from peanuts, right? Not so fast.
While most people fear the dreaded “sugar,” “added sugars” or “high fructose corn syrup” when looking at food or ingredient labels these days, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 90 percent of U.S. kids 6-18 years old take in way too much salt. And there are pretty specific foods contributing to that high Continue reading →
“Poop,” my 2-year-old granddaughter says enthusiastically. “Me. Look … Woooow!”
She’s acquired the curiosity bug and wants to view the poop before it’s flushed away. She’s Continue reading →
The pull of TV and video games is strong year-round for kids, but throw in some bitterly cold weather, piles of snow and wind chills that need to stand on a ladder to see zero, and it Continue reading →