It only takes one scary true story to turn an already fearful parent off vaccines.
How much easier it is to be on the other side of those doors, the one hiding behind the white coat.
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Please stop the shaming.
Sexuality education is about so much more than when to have sex.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a significant report on the importance of dads to the health and well-being of their child, and to the health and well-being of the mothers of their child. The report arrives 12 years after the AAP's first report on the importance of dads.
As a developmental pediatrician for the past seven years, I see far too many parallels between the challenging behaviors of children in my practice and the complicated behaviors of the current roster of presidential candidates. These behaviors challenge our notion of civilized public discourse.
Our capabilities may be masked to the outside world because at first glance people just see our disability. Surprisingly enough this doesn't take away from our ability to take care of our baby and even ourselves.
Managing the emotions that come with this job -- the highs and the lows -- is difficult, and was even before I had a daughter at home. Some nights, I hug my husband and my daughter extra tight.
They know when you are faking it. Not that adults can't figure out when you're faking it. But since adults do a fair amount of faking it themselves, they let it pass. Kids don't.
They couldn't find anything for the DTaP vaccine or the HIB vaccine. They couldn't find any association with autism. And they couldn't find any risk from giving a lot of vaccines at once; in fact, one study found that getting several vaccines may help protect children against leukemia.
As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.
So here is where pediatricians find themselves: Even if we believe -- as virtually all of us do -- that immunization is tremendously
Some unusual names can actually work -- and might be enjoyed. And, more importantly, it shouldn't matter what your name is. Or how you look, or where you're from, or your sexual orientation or whether you have disabilities. We are each as worthy as anyone else -- and deserving of respect and kindness.