It’s still flu season. Is it too late to vaccinate my child?

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The quick answer is NO. It is not too late in this year’s flu season to get vaccinated. Since the flu season isn’t over yet, it's... Read more

Could antibiotics compromise my child’s gut bacteria?

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One of the most exciting recent discoveries in medicine is the impact of microscopic organisms and bacteria on the state of a person’s... Read more

Your family’s medicine cabinet: throw out the codeine

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Today’s guest blogger is Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, medical director of The Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more

Prescribe this instead of using psych meds in young kids

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Once again the increasing use of psychiatric medications for very young children, under the age of 3, has appeared in the news. A different... Read more

A closer look at study reporting ADHD medications cause sleep problems

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Warning: a new study concludes that drugs such as Concerta, Adderall and Vyvanse lead to worse sleep in children. But, parents who are considering... Read more

Should children avoid meat treated with antibiotics?

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Our guest blogger today is Lori Handy, MD from the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children... Read more

Ways to reduce ER visits for accidental medication overdoses by kids

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Blogging with Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D, Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is... Read more

Depression and teens: What does the latest news about Paxil mean?

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Learning that your teen has depression can be terrifying for a parent – concerns range from getting the right treatment to general safety... Read more