“The irresistible temptation to ‘play’ with guns…” That description was the opening statement on a TV trailer for Diane Sawyer’s documentary on children and guns in the home. When my boys were small, I was adamant that we would not have toy guns in the house. I wanted my kids to know that guns were […]
Hearing a lot about summer safety? This time of year, the media is full of reminders for us, but don’t get distracted by the signal to noise ratio. This safety stuff we write about is important!
The DrDownload blog is about the health and well being of children. It’s spring as I write, and I could feature spring allergies or new sunscreen guidelines. But what I’ve really been fretting about lately is my own worries over the kids and… PROM. I’ve been pondering the wonderful experience that the prom can be […]
So it’s official. Kids, I’ll no longer be asking you to take a teaspoon of medicine. I’m making the call to action for the pharmacists who prepare prescriptions for my patients to kick back any prescriptions if I forget to write in mililiters. The AAP came out with the wise advice that pediatricians should only write prescriptions […]
Ron was puzzled. He had been a mechanic for many years, and had known Ms. McCarthy through two previous vehicles. But what could he say to a request like this? “I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to do it this way. What’s the harm?” The mother of two seemed sincere and earnest. Ron knew […]
I had lunch last week with a doctor who surprised me by volunteering that she is a cancer survivor. I’m grateful that she was willing to speak so candidly about the day that the dermatologist called to give her the news. She’s doing really well, by the way, but I was stopped in my tracks later that afternoon when this […]