Child in physical therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment.
    December 18, 2018
    Perspectives on a journey with Leukemia: Side effects of Vincristine and Physical therapy management

    I can still remember the chilling and heartrending moment, 11:00pm on Wednesday night of January 20th, 2016, when I received a call from our pediatrician to learn that my beautiful healthy twelve-year…

    Red hot water bottle on a belly. Leaky gut.
    October 3, 2018
    How to Spot Leaky Gut Syndrome in Kids – and How to Encourage Healing

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about a condition called “leaky gut”. Some common signs and symptoms may include chronic congestion, eczema, and ongoing digestive discomfort. So if it is leaky…

    What is the Child-Killing Virus?
    July 27, 2018
    Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?

    Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severe hand-foot-mouth disease (also kno…

    Two stuffed animals getting ready for a medical procedure. Pediatric pre-operative nurses wish list.
    February 12, 2018
    Pediatric Pre-operative Nurse Wish List: 6 things EVERY parent should know before their child’s surgery day

    Most parents never have to meet a pediatric pre-operative nurse. If you do, we're sure you'd like to know what's on our pediatric pre-operative nurse wish list for parents. This list will help you wil…

    Pristine lakes are a source of raw water. They look beautiful, but is the water safe?
    January 17, 2018
    Raw Water, Spring Water, Well Water, Bottled Water & Municipal Water: How do you know if your drinking water is safe?

    Raw water, currently in vogue, conjures visions for pristine lake and stream water, but could be hiding biological pathogens and toxic chemical that can’t be detected by smell and taste alone. What …

    Mosquito sucking blood on human skin with nature background. Mosquitos spread Zika Virus.
    March 23, 2016
    The Bottom Line on Zika Virus

    “Zika!” It started as a whisper and turned into a roar heard ‘round the globe. First discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has spread to more than 30 cou…

    May 18, 2015
    How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

    When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn't serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking of the day about the appendix. Now we know the…

    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…

    September 13, 2013
    ASD Tech Resources to Help Kids Succeed in School

    Technology has found a place in many therapeutic areas, and it’s gaining speed in the world of autism spectrum disorder. With many children, ASD tech resources take advantage of the innate connecti…

    September 12, 2013
    Autism Dietary Needs and Schools: Making It Work

    As research emerges demonstrating that certain dietary changes may improve the signs and symptoms of ASD, more parents are placing their children on supplements or restricting certain foods from their…

    September 11, 2013
    Back-to-School Safety Tips for Your Autistic Child

    Your autistic child is heading back to school, to a new school, or to school for the first time. In any case, their safety is your top priority, and you can’t keep your watchful eyes on them 24-7 wh…

    September 10, 2013
    The School Checklist for Autistic Children

    You’re nervous about your autistic child starting a new school year. You worry about whether they’ll thrive in the new environment, whether the teacher will be successful in building the connectio…

    September 9, 2013
    Back to School with Autism: Three Tips to Prepare

    The start of a new school year is stressful for families of children with autism. Changes to the environment can be especially disturbing for some autistic kids, and parents are wracked with nerves an…

    June 28, 2013
    Your Medical Checklist: What You Need To Know

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I learned the importance of maintaining a medical checklist. I also learned how little I really knew about my health records and family history. I had to collec…

    June 25, 2013
    The Hardest News to Share

    The only thing worse than having a doctor tell you that you have been diagnosed with cancer is telling your children. Just saying the words, “I have cancer” can make you choke. It took me two year…

    June 24, 2013
    The Supreme Court Decision on BRCA Testing: It’s Significance for Women

    On June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that companies cannot patent naturally occurring human genes. This landmark ruling is a giant step forward for women’s health because it br…

    Build a Bear donation to Alzheimers disease center
    February 8, 2013
    Becoming an Alzheimer’s Researcher: My Journey

    Becoming an Alzheimer’s Researcher: My Journey In 2009, someone at the Build a Bear Workshop heard about my project and invited me to apply to become one of their huggable heroes.  As a Huggable He…

    nana being interviewed
    February 7, 2013
    Teaching a Child to Give

    When I was very young I was invited to participate in a Davidson Young Scholar conference at Lake Tahoe.  There were about 20 Davidson Young Scholars and their families at the event. We stayed in a h…

    Changing the World for Alzheimer’s Patients
    February 6, 2013
    Changing the World for Alzheimer’s Patients

    Because my family kept Great Grams at home with us, instead of in a nursing home, I was confronted the daily the needs of an Alzheimer's patient. I kept thinking about and reading about Alzheimer’s …

    Putting Smiles on Their Faces: Puzzles to Remember
    February 5, 2013
    Putting Smiles on Their Faces: Puzzles to Remember

    During the last year of her life, my great grandmother spent time going in and out of several hospital dementia wards, most often for the urinary tract infections that so often accompany incontinence.…