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  • Don't travel when your kids are sick

    http://www.kidsdr.com During the holiday season, I haven't been the most popular doctor on town. Just call me Scrooge. The holidays fall right at the beginning of the winter "sick season." A pediatrician's office is always busy anyway, and the pace...
  • Nike rolls out retro reissues of first eight Kobe Bryant shoes

    Nike rolls out retro reissues of first eight Kobe Bryant shoes
    In the run-up to next year's release of the newest Kobe Bryant signature basketball shoe, Nike is rolling out a limited reissue of the first eight models of Bryant's sneakers -- in chronological order at a rate of one pair per week. The first pair in...
  • Leave the baby aspirin for adults!

    During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her. The...
  • Nasty summer viruses are rearing their heads

    http://www.kidsdr.com With winter viruses long gone (goodbye, flu and RSV!), summer viruses that have been lying dormant are once again rearing their ugly heads. My office has been overflowing lately with feverish kids of all ages. I think the most...
  • Don't panic amid flu frenzy

    http://www.kidsdr.com "Flu Frenzy" is rampant in Dallas, where I practice, and across the country. It's certainly been a very busy flu season and one that started earlier than usual in the southern part of the country. Texas has been hit especially hard....
  • Taking too much acetaminophen can be hazardous

    Cold and flu season is a good time to review the risks of acetaminophen -- the pain and fever reliever in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter medications. Billions of doses of acetaminophen are consumed safely every year, but deaths still occur from...
  • It's never too late to get a flu shot

    http://www.kidsdr.com It's never too late to get your flu shot. Those of us who opted for flu vaccine earlier this fall are hopefully already protected, and it looks like this year's vaccine is a good match for the three types of flu already circulating....
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'
    This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was especially quotey but not especially bitey. Lots of characters dropped pearls of eloquent wisdom, but not many characters were bitten by zombies. Of course, that's not as big of a deal anymore, because...
  • Update all immunizations

    http://www.kidsdr.com August is National Immunization month and what better time to make sure your baby, child, tween, teen, or even adult family members are immunized? With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the...
  • Don't be too fearful of the RSV virus

    http://www.kidsdr.com While the flu epidemic is making the most news these days, I'm actually seeing RSV (respiratory synctial virus) causing some serious illness among my patients. After another long day in the office with tons of wheezing and coughing...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Infected'
    Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the...