Sugar Overload

  We have addressed the many ways in which excess sugar consumption impacts health many times before on The PediaBlog.¬†We know that eating and drinking too much sugar increases the risks in children AND adults for the complications of overweight and obesity,...

Let’s Get Real

  “What’s with all the anti-vaxxers out there?” I’ve been asked a lot recently, as if the people who spread cynical, science-free anti-vaccine propaganda on TV, in print, and all over social media suddenly materialized out of thin air....

Measles Update — 2019

(CDC — Updated 3/28/19)   In January, we checked in on Clark County, Washington after Governor Jay Inslee declared a public health emergency because of a measles outbreak. Vaccine hesitancy and refusal were threatening to turn back decades of remarkable...

“Is Your Home Gun-Safe?”

  Dr. Lili has produced a terrific 22-minute video that every parent needs to watch. On her excellent blog, My Pocket Pediatrician, Dr. Lili discusses gun safety while remaining apolitical and staying in her lane as a mom, a pediatrician, an emergency...

Mad As A Hatter

“The Hatter” (Alice In Wonderland)   Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter (Batman)   What makes a person “mad as a hatter?” The phrase, which suggests the person is suffering from insanity, has its origin in early-19th century England, decades...