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Childhood Cancer: What to Know, What to Do

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. As a parent, I can think of few other things I’d rather be less aware of. But as a Pediatrician, I know that 1 in 285 children is diagnosed with cancer before age 20. And childhood cancer remains the second leading cause of death in children aged 5-14, […]

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3 Summer Safety Tips {How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer}

3 Summer Safety Tips {How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer}

I’m a reasonable, sane professional when it comes to other kids’ injuries. I’ve sutured my fair share of lacerations, helped splint various different broken bones, and have drained some very satisfying abscesses in my day. But when it’s MY kid that’s hurt, I turn into a quivering mass of id-driven insanity. That moment between fall/scream […]

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Stop the Juvenoia: Kids These Days Are Doing Just Fine

I have seen a slew of similar articles on my Facebook feed recently. The general theme is “What’s the matter with kids these days?” I see them shared by people who are genuinely concerned about society in general, and shortcomings in our children in particular. But here’s the deal: they’re wrong. There’s nothing the matter […]

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Dear Drunk Driver {An Open Letter from a Pediatrician}

Dear Drunk Driver {An Open Letter from a Pediatrician}

  For the past eight and a half years, I have worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist. That means that I get to take care of newborns as well as older kids that are sick and need to be hospitalized. I also help the Emergency and Trauma physicians with pediatric traumas. Those are the hardest cases. […]

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