Myths and Facts About Measles

So far in 2019, the U.S. has had its largest outbreak of measles since 1992. Why this has happened is still being debated, but the number of unvaccinated children in the country, combined with an influx of unvaccinated people traveling from and arriving from other countries has certainly contributed to the spread of this disease. […]

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Alleviating Some Concerns About Your Newborn

For more than four decades I have had the privilege of sharing the joy parents experience as their babies are born.  And I have also been privy to their concerns, their fears, and the sense of being overwhelmed once it is time to take their newborn home – especially first-time parents.  So, in anticipation of […]

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What to Look for in a Pediatrician

The doctor you choose for your child will likely see them from infancy to young adult.  That person will know their medical history, gauge their physical and emotional development, be there for the small and not-so-small milestones.  You will call on your pediatrician for the common ills and bruises your child will pass through, and […]

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Recognizing Abused Kids

I see them in my office, you see them in your classroom.  The child who just can’t seem to make eye contact.  The child who has an edge. The kid who carries an aura of sadness, of insecurity. The child lacking the basics of hygiene.   For you it may manifest with missing homework and poor […]

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Let’s Keep Our Kids Reading

The statistics on kids and reading in the United States are alarming. 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. Students who don’t read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times likelier to drop out of school. 20% of seniors graduating from high school read only at an eighth […]

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Fueling Up

When your parents fuel their car or plug it in, they are fueling up.  They are providing the car with what it needs to keep running, to do its job. When you eat, you are fueling up.  And the type of fuel you put into your system will determine how well your body – and […]

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Dr. John On Responsibility

We all have responsibilities.  For me it is going to work, paying my bills, taking care of my family and my patients.  It is making sure the lawn is mowed, the outside of the house is in order, the cars run well.  And so much more. For you kids it might be cleaning your rooms, […]

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