http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstX_NhGEbg&w=420Recently parents have been asking me some cutting-edge questions about the scabs that result when their child experiences a scrape or other skin injury, and why their children pick at them. Well, let me see if I can provide some first-aid advice (so to speak) on this topic.
Before I became a palliative care physician I was a family doctor for 30 years. Family physicians care for people through the entire life cycle- birth to death. Now I focus on making the last phase of our lives as full and productive as it can be. In this role, I find that my relationships …Read More
Transcript: Parents have been exercising their right to ask me if “exergames” – the games children move to while watching a video or computer screen – are beneficial in keeping kids fit and helping them lose weight. Well, let me see if I can provide a wee bit of information (pun intended) on this particular …Read More
Research shows that about 80% of Internet users have searched online for health information. There are many reasons for this, including convenience, privacy and low cost. It is very easy to find information on many topics, such as nutrition, exercise, medical conditions and drugs. While there are many good sites for health information there are …Read More
Transcript: Parents have been lavishing lots of attention on me with questions about whether or not they are spoiling their babies with the attention they give to them. Well, I don’t want this topic to spoil so let me quickly provide some information for those parents who worry about spoiling their infants.
Welcome to Baird 5, our Vermont Children’s Hospital 22- bed inpatient pediatric unit; located on the Medical Center Campus of Fletcher Allen Health Care. We are a “Children’s Hospital within a Hospital” which means that infants, children and adolescents are cared for by people who have the right skills, the right equipment and the right …Read More
Transcript: Parents have been asking me some eye opening questions about whether or not their child could get pinkeye. Well, let me see what I can tell you about this problem. Pinkeye gets its name because it describes the pink or reddish appearance of what is normally the white part of the eye and inside …Read More
“Oh, are you a plastic surgeon?” I have to admit that I sometimes cringe just a little when I hear this question – because usually that will be followed by a complaint of how the speaker doesn’t like their love-handles, a bump on their nose, or some other body part. What I would like people …Read More
Transcript: While it’s common knowledge that newborn infants aren’t allowed to go home from the hospital without a car seat, I’m amazed at the number of parents that fail car seat inspections in our area either because the child is not buckled properly in the seat or the seat is not fastened well in the …Read More