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How Oral Rehydration Management Can Prevent Dangerous Diarrhea Dehydration

Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) – a treatment for severe dehydration – originated decades ago as a response to a global cholera epidemic. While cholera is not a prevailing concern in the United States today, diarrhea is. Despite America’s advances in sanitation and medical science, it remains one of the most common pediatric illnesses in the Read More…

How Do Antibiotics For Children Actually Work?

Here’s a good question, kids: Why do antibiotics for children kill invading illnesses, but not human cells? The simplest answer is that illness-causing bacteria are surrounded by rigid cell walls, whereas human cells are not (they are surrounded by a plasma membrane, alone).  Antibiotics for children and adults act to weaken the cell walls of Read More…

Making the Case for Your Child’s Vaccinations

When our children are born – we vow to protect them. Keeping kids safe becomes the driving force of almost every single decision, from buying an automobile to child-proofing the kitchen to taking out insurance policies. Yet so many moms and dads are still hesitant in regards to their child’s vaccinations, even when today’s immunizations Read More…

Attack of the Resistant Bacteria (OR When Antibiotics Don’t Work)

By now, we hope to have sufficiently covered antibiotics’ wholesale inability to combat viral infections, such as colds, flus, sore throats, coughs, bronchitis, and good, old-fashioned runny noses. But just to recap: Antibiotics cannot kill viruses or the common cold. They won’t even put the tiniest dent in your misery. The good news is that Read More…

Tick Bites and Fear of Lyme Disease in Children

Warm weather means being outdoors: Camping, hiking, and picnics by the lake. So, tick-tock… it’s time, once again, to start searching your kids for ticks. Named for the towns where it was first identified – Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut – Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. It is Read More…

Inhalers vs. Nebulizers in Delivery of Aerosol Medications

Aerosol medications are used by individuals with respiratory illnesses, such as asthma. They can be administered in one of two ways – via inhaler or nebulizer. Both methods are designed to deliver quick relief (or fast-acting) and long term control medications directly to the lungs. But which option is best? While pitting these breathing aids Read More…

American Academy of Pediatrics Allergy Tips

’Tis the season for sneezing, wheezing, and allergen-induced breakouts and breathing problems. In its publication, “Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know,” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a comprehensive list of warning signs and symptoms, as well as tips and suggestions for mitigating and/or minimizing the effects of allergens in and Read More…

No Appendectomy for Appendicitis?

For more than 100 years, the primary treatment for appendicitis has remained virtually unaltered: surgery. The appendix, a finger-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine (or colon), was previously thought to be vestigial – or functionless – before studies showed that it actually harbors healthy bacteria. These bacteria haven been proven to replenish the gut Read More…

Viruses, Bacteria, and Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics, Oh My

Brace yourself – this could be a sour pill to swallow: Antibiotics will not, in any way, shape, or form – and no matter how much we would like them to – eradicate a viral infection. Only time, rest, and fluids can do that. As a matter of fact, pediatric providers even thinking about prescribing Read More…

Why Do We Catch a Cold and He Doesn’t?

People are generally enthusiastic about catching things – from a prized marlin, to a fly ball, or even a future spouse. But when it comes to landing the common cold, we want no part of it, and can even get a bit vindictive. When we’re in abject misery with congestion and a scratchy throat, the Read More…

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