Childhood Obesity Stats: Run if the Pediatrician Gives This

  While the incidence of childhood obesity seems to have leveled off, it remains one of the biggest concerns for the future health of our population. Every pediatric journal I read continues to highlight the concern and the aspects that are contributing to the increasing waistlines of our children.  Almost immediately the need to have […]

Ear infections and allergy – (06-26-00)

Ear infections and allergy The relationship between ear infections and food allergy is a very important one, and should be evaluated in EVERY child with ear infections. Allergy 55 (5), 435-441 The inflammatory response by eosinophils, neutrophils, and mast cells in the middle ear was distinctly different between atopic and nonatopic patients (P<0.001). This study […]

Antibiotics Destroy Critical Part of Your Cell

I remain firm on my mantra that destruction of healthy bacterial flora is the worst thing we can do for an infant’s health.  But probiotics can fix the damage from antibiotics, right? I used to think so as well. Of course, mainstream medicine (pediatricians, in particular) worry about antibiotic resistance from the overuse of antibiotics.  […]

Trial of two prescribing strategies for childhood acute otitis media – (02-19-01)

Trial of two prescribing strategies for childhood acute otitis media This study evaluates the “wait and see” attitude with childhood ear infections vs immediate antibiotic usage. This is really a neat article illuminating several points. First, it once again notes that antibiotics are NOT painkillers!! Antibiotics were not any more effective than placebo at reducing […]