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Tips for parents to treat child allergies

Allergy season can be year-round in Arizona, and there are all types of allergens that can affect both adults and children. Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes: If you don’t have these symptoms now, chances are some of your friends and coworkers do. They are called seasonal allergies, but the reality is you can have these […]

Easing Kids’ Fears When Visiting the Doctor

It can be scary for any kid to visit the doctor, especially if you have to make several trips and have special surgeries and procedures. March is Child Life Month, which is a time dedicated to celebrating the specialists making it easier for kids to go through stressful situations. Amelya Daily, 5, is no stranger […]

Baptist Memorial to open children’s ICU, compete with Le Bonheur

  May 18, 2016 — One of two completed pediatric ICU rooms, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, will be available in July once staffing is complete and during construction of the new 12-bed pediatric ICU on the second floor above the pediatric emergency room. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Baptist Memorial Health Care this week applied for […]

Specialists declare war on ear diseases affecting indigenous kids

  Ear, nose and throat specialists have declared war on one of the most preventable and treatable conditions undermining the wellbeing and learning of Aboriginal children — serious ear disease. Brisbane-based ENT surgeon Chris Perry, president of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, said the chronic problem was not factored into “Closing […]

Former Dallas Observer Dining Critic Hanna Raskin is Off Her Rocker

Earlier this morning, I received a link to a Seattle Weekly blog post written by former Dallas Observer “critic” Hanna “Sudafed” Raskin and planned to write a rebuttal. Eater “Up at Dawn” Dallas beat me to the punch. However, I would like to throw a few more. Her post– “Professional Food Critics Not Needed in […]

Autumn allergies: What you need to know

  It’s true that in spring, trees and flowers give people fits, and during the long summers, grasses are added to the mix. But autumn and early winter can be particularly miserable for some people, local doctors say: It’s weed season. “Ragweed pollen is one of the predominant allergens in the fall; it can cause […]

MDs strengthen advice against codeine for kids’ coughs, pain

  CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems. The academy’s advice, published in a report Monday in its medical journal, Pediatrics , mirrors warnings from the Food and Drug Administration about using […]

Iron Man: A Young Person’s POTS ME/CFS Recovery Story Pt. I.

  Infection Fells Teenager In August 2014, a formerly very healthy and active 13 year old named Jack Schlanger entered the realm of the chronically ill. His story began with three days of high fever followed by eight days of lower-grade fever and extreme fatigue/malaise. About two weeks later he began experiencing nausea and loss […]

Pediatricians Say Codeine Is Not Safe For Children

Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause a fatal reaction. Codeine is not safe for children. Codeine is not safe to give to kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this week urging parents and doctors to stop giving children under the age of 18 both prescription and over-the-counter medications that include codeine, […]

5 steps to help keep your child healthy

Going backward, five stands for the number of daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables; four is for the number of glasses of water; three is for servings of healthy dairy products; two is to limit time in front of a screen to two hours; and one represents one hour of physical activity. “I know […]