A closer look at the FDA’s stronger warning on pain meds for kids

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The latest Food and Drug Administration warnings on medications containing codeine and tramadol, two opium derived medicines, restricts use... Read more

Lyme disease continues to spread this season

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Working in the emergency room at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh earlier this month, some very worried parents had brought in their a 6-year-old... Read more

Are doctors inadvertently introducing teens to narcotics?

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In our media, young people are often introduced to narcotics by someone who is evil incarnate. On TV, these pushers act like witches in Grimms'... Read more

Best ear care advice? Leave the wax alone!

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Have you ever thought about earwax? Even if you haven’t thought about it, you may routinely stick cotton swabs in your children or your... Read more

Opioid abusing new mothers need help, not jail

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With the growing number of pregnant women who use opioids during pregnancy, some state governments have prosecuted and jailed the mothers for... Read more

FDA: Throw out teething remedies with belladonna

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I have previously warned about avoiding teething remedies, and now there is a new warning issued last Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more

Can you take care of your child’s gut health?

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Each one of us has several trillion bacterial cells in our gut. Most of these germs need us to survive and we need them. A recent review article... Read more

The best way to treat eczema and introduce peanuts for babies

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Good news on allergies and eczema in young children keeps coming this winter. Eczema—superficial dry itching skin made much worse by... Read more