Recent Posts by Catherine Clinton
With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu.
The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fatigue, general aches, fever and stomach complaints like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are all typical of the flu. And while influenza vaccinations and antiviral drugs may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of influenza...
It's that time of year for back to school check-ups and vaccinations. Parents can often feel overwhelmed with the task of addressing so many health concerns in a brief amount of time.
For some parents vaccinating their children can be stressful and cause a considerable amount of worry. So here are a few tips to make back to school check-ups and vaccinations go in little more smoothly:
Schedule your office visit during your child’s most cooperative time of day and remember to pack special playthings and snacks. Doctor offices are often busiest in the afternoon so try to find the...
Are we depriving our newborns of vital nutrients by rushing the big "cut the cord" moment?
The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficient anemia has become commonplace in pediatric offices across the country. Among children in the developing world, iron is the most common single-nutrient deficiency.
Infants and young children are at particularly high risk for deficiency due to their high iron requirements during rapid growth.
Iron is essential for proper neurodevelopment which makes iron deficiency a real concern in infants and children. While iron supplementation is...