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...]
The Center for Disease Control and Preventing (CDC) has reported that four infants were diagnosed with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding in Nashville, Tennenssee between February and September of 2013. All babies were healthy and developing normally until reaching the age of six to 15 weeks when … [Read More...]
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...]
Two years ago I trained hard to qualify for the Boston Marathon. After months of work, I did qualify and then trained extra hard to have a great race once I was there. And then, I was surprised to arrive in Boston during a heat wave. The temperatures during my race were not in the normal 50 degree … [Read More...]
"We were with another local Pediatric Practice before switching to Pediatrics of Florence. Wow, what a difference! We never knew how pleasant it could be to go to the doctor! "