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Antibiotics Don’t Prevent Ear Infections or Pneumonia in Children Up to 5 Years Old

In a new review published online by the Cochrane Library, current evidence doesn't provide strong support for antibiotic use as a means of reducing the risk of otitis (inflammation or infection of the ear) or pneumonia in children up to 5 years of age with undifferentiated acute respiratory … [Read More...]

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New Study – Mothers Who Smoke During Pregnancy Increase Their Baby’s Risk for Hospitalization and Death

  American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington State analyzed hospitalizations and deaths for 50,000 infants born in the state between 1987 and 2004.  Infants with mothers who smoked during their pregnancy were hospitalized 50 percent more and died from a wide number of infectious diseases, … [Read More...]

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Signup to Get Texts On Dr. Rob’s Status as I Run in the Boston Marathon on Monday April 21st!

I will be running in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. After what happened last year, this year will be extra special in Boston. I've trained hard for this race and can’t wait to cross that finish line! Please following me on my run... Text the message 7638 to 345678 using your US mobile … [Read More...]

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Another Case Against Retail Based Clinics

Let me start by saying how much I love nurse practitioners (I’m married to one!).  I think they are well trained and I think they can do an excellent job.  However, providing healthcare in a retail based clinic setting (those located in pharmacy, grocery and department store chains) can be less than … [Read More...]

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