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Posted on Dec 22, 2015

All children, at some point or another, will experience a sore throat.  Many parents worry that their child’s sore throat is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus (strep throat) and will require antibiotics.  However, only 10-20% of children with a sore throat actually have strep.  If…



Posted on Nov 19, 2015

Winter is coming!  As if cold weather and runny noses aren’t bad enough, winter brings dry, cracked and itchy skin.  It’s only November and my hands have aged 40 years!  This is a problem that I see with kids every year, and not just the…



Posted on Nov 9, 2015

Every fall/winter we go through the same dreaded respiratory virus season.  What exactly does that mean?  For doctors it means very busy days in the office.  For patients it means lots of colds, coughs, croup, sinus infections, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and influenza to name…



Posted on Nov 3, 2015

Every weekday during lunch time, I scurry out of my clinic and head towards the doctor’s lounge because the food is free (even though most of the time I am not sure what it is)! But more appealing than the costless lunch are the conversations…



Posted on Oct 14, 2015

Bed wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is one of the most common childhood conditions that can take a tremendous toll on families as well as a child’s social well-being. Up to 40% of school-age children also show signs of bowel and bladder dysfunction. Symptoms include pain…



Posted on Oct 9, 2015

There are few things as scary as talking to your young daughter about puberty. Yet, it needs to be done and sometimes sooner rather than later.  Some girls will start to see puberty changes as young as 7 years old, although most will start between…



Posted on Sep 16, 2015

Every fall we are faced with the same question: To get the flu shot or not to get the flu shot? There are so many myths surrounding the influenza vaccine that many people grapple with this decision yearly, even people who otherwise get all of their…



Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Dr. Jaime Friedman recently guest-blogged for TheScientificParent.org: Have you ever wondered how your pediatrician gets paid? It’s probably not something you spend a ton of time thinking about, however, there are some people who claim that every time a doctor writes a prescription or delivers a vaccine…



Posted on Sep 2, 2015

Once school is back in session it’s not hard to imagine that germs are soon to follow.  Kids pass cold, flu and other viruses or bacteria to each other along with the papers and pencils they are sharing.  They will sit in class and put…



Posted on Aug 26, 2015

I have a confession to make: I sometimes look forward to my trips to the bathroom at work. Being a busy pediatrician, it can be the only alone time I get to myself; and on occasion you just need a quiet place where babies aren’t…




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