Antibiotics Series #2 – Choosing the Correct Antibiotic for Your Child’s Illness

Even the most common problems in antibiotic treatment do not have simple solutions. Choosing one antibiotic drug from among several candidates entails balancing the benefits and the detriments associated with each. One challenge of deciding which one to use is … Continue reading

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Other Vaccines Show No Link to Autism in a New Review of Existing Scientific Evidence

A new study shows that vaccines are very safe for children, and add to a substantial body of evidence that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the very low risks of taking it. This review found strong evidence that the measles, … Continue reading

Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family get togethers, traditions, and treats. A lot of strange things will be introduced to your young ones for the first time. Unfortunately, children and new things sometimes add up to hospital visits. The following … Continue reading

How to Make Thanksgiving Fun and Healthy For Your Kids!

Yep…Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for some of us, so we’ve put together some tips to make the holiday healthy and fun this year! Involve Your Kids In Preparing For the Big Day! Make Thanksgiving decorations Plan activities for your … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #1 – How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria But Can Become Resistant Overtime

Antibiotics are an some of the most important medications pediatricians can use to combat infections. Antibiotics are also over requested and over prescribed. Antibiotics kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Disinfectants, like bleach, also kill bacteria but it’s not … Continue reading

Asthma Tips – Is it Asthma? What is Asthma? Should I Get My Child Evaluated?

Asthma is a disease that 9% of U.S. children under 17 yrs old have. That adds up to about 6.7 million children in the U.S. and it accounts for 13 million missed school days, 200,000 hospitalizations, and 750,000 visits to emergency … Continue reading

New Baby Tips – Some Frequently Asked Questions From New and Expecting Mothers

What Equipment will I need before I leave the hospital with my infant? Before your infant goes home from the hospital, you will need a car seat, formula bottles (if you are not breastfeeding), rectal thermometer, nasal aspirator/bulb suction, and … Continue reading

Are Vaccines Harmful? A New Study Shows Anti-Vaccination Websites ‘Distort’ Science for Their Conclusions

A recent study of 480 anti-vaccination websites found that most of the sites show unscientific views about vaccinations that use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous. 2/3rd of the anti-vaccination websites studies claimed that vaccines cause autism but … Continue reading

A Study Shows Gun Violence Has Tripled in PG-13 Movies Since 1985

When movies were originally designated the PG-13 rating, the amount of gun violence was similar to a G and PG film. Now, they often have more shootings than an R-rated movie. This is alarming for families as they can no … Continue reading

10 Tips for Having a Healthy and Safe Halloween in Northern Kentucky!

Halloween is a fun time of year for children and many adults. However, it is a time of year when we can over indulge in our favorite candy and a time when we are out walking around our neighborhoods well … Continue reading