Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks 2010
    September 19, 2014
    Blocking Mosquitoes and Ticks

    Five bug repellents scored high marks for preventing bites, but three common choices didn’t make the grade in 2014 testing by Consumer Reports. As a parent and pediatrician, I want a mosquito and ti…

    Bug Off
    June 21, 2006
    Bug Off

    More infants and children are bitten by mosquitoes than by any other insect. But parents often don’t notice the bites on babies and young children because they don’t look like they do on teens and…

    Natural Insect Repellant Alternatives
    June 16, 2004
    Natural Insect Repellant Alternatives

    Because West Nile virus has made preventing mosquito bites more important in the United States, and because some insecticides are toxic, people have become increasingly concerned with finding gentle a…

    Mad Cow and the Family Pet
    January 6, 2004
    Mad Cow and the Family Pet

    Enjoying pets can be a wonderful part of family life. Besides being beloved companions, pets can help children learn empathy, responsibility, and can help their immune systems learn how to minimize al…

    Allergies to Dust
    December 22, 2000
    Allergies to Dust

    Many children are allergic to house dust. But what is it in dust that they are allergic to? Much of dust is made up of flakes of our old skin. By itself this isn't a problem, but as we've known for a …