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Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder

Do any of the following “ring a bell”? “Why can’t my child ever pay attention in class?” “My son always ignores me.” “Why can’t my child ever sit still?” “My daughter’s teacher thinks she has ADD.” “Hey, your kid should be on Ritalin!” There are some kids who fidget more than others. Then, there are […]

Fireworks and 4th of July!

Wow…it’s July already. I hope the summer has started off well for everyone out there. The 4th of July always reminds me of when my brothers and I were younger and we would buy fireworks from our friends, and shoot them off to celebrate the holiday. Things really haven’t changed since then. Fireworks are as […]

Cough For Over A Year

Dr. Mike, I have a question concerning myself, I’m 16 years old and i have had this  cough for over a year, maybe even longer. Sometimes its more of a cough, but  sometimes I just cough gently by jerking my stomach in and just blowing out  my nose. I’ve been to the docters twice, and […]

The Joys of Summer

Ahhhh, the joys of summer: Sun, water, flowers, parties, alcohol…Hang on! Let’s start over. Ahhhh, the joy of summers…how to have a great one and avoid any major or minor tragedies. Yes, that’s better.  Summer is the season of life. It is the time of year when we spend time outside of our homes instead […]

Apgar Scores

My baby was just born 2 weeks ago. My doctor said his Apgar scores were really good. What does that mean? Virginia Apgar, a pediatrician, developed a particular scoring system to determine the health of a baby at birth. This system is still utilized in the delivery room today. A newborn baby receives a score […]

Potty Training Going Bad

Hi Dr. Mike- I am writting to you for some much needed advice. My daughter, Emily is two and one half years old. She has neen succesfully using the potty for about two monthes now. I even gave away all of her pull-ups to a friend. She was even dry all night. Now, for the […]

Aluminum and Vaccines

Dear DR Mike, I try and protect my children. But, I don’t like giving them things that are bad for them. I don’t vaccinate my babies because of the aluminum in the vaccines. Karen. C Dear Karen,  As a parent, I totally agree in the concept of “protecing our children”. I also share your concern […]

How do I know if my child has measles?

How do I know if my child has measles? Measles cases are on the increase this year. They are HIGHLY infectious. There have been 129 measles cases thus far, with the most (58) in California. According to the AAP. “95% (122 cases) were associated with international travel, including 34 infected travelers who brought the disease […]

Can I use cold medicines in my baby?

Dr. Mike my name is kelly s I lived in new york my son derick was born with transposition of the great vessels or cyanosis he had two open heart surgeries one when he was 5 days old and another when he was 7 months. he is supposed to be good after the last surgery […]