Category Archives: Children

Protecting Pediatric Patients From Medical Harm

The revised American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, “Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care,” appearing in the June 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online Monday, May 30), cites several studies including one that found seven … Continue reading

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Medical treatment errors

I have 2 daughters, Sarah and Laura. Sarah is the oldest. Ever since Sarah was a about a year old, she had repeated ear infections and lung infections. Doctors treated her with antibiotics and things would seem to get better … Continue reading

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Don’t rush to the delivery room

Don’t rush to delivery. That is the message to expectant parents as a result of a recent study of hospitals and known benefits of not delivering before the 39th week of pregnancy. Given that there are some medical indications for … Continue reading

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Remember to dance with joy

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Cautions regarding alternative medical treatment

Parents need to use good judgment when considering the use of alternative medicine and health treatments for their children. Denying the child the benefits of proven conventional medicine may be harmful. Treating children with alternative medicines can be dangerous and … Continue reading

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