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Posted on Dec 21, 2016

I was looking at the website of a charity that helps hospitals and emergency rooms acquire much-needed pediatric-specific emergency equipment. While on the charity’s website I read through some of their patient testimonials. There were so many compelling stories, some with happy endings and some…



Posted on Apr 27, 2016

If you’ve ever heard it, you will never forget it: the sound of a child with a croup cough, which has a very distinctive sound. Unfortunately, you’ll typically hear it in the middle of the night, so you are going to need to know what to…



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 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 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…




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