“You’ll Never See This Again”

When I was a medical student in the mid-1980s, I was called down to the emergency department by the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases. When I arrived, a group of fellow students were huddled around a fairly frightened and shivering little girl who may have...

A Thinner Playbook

  On his essential website, Vaxopedia, pediatrician Dr. Vincent Iannelli asks this question of those who would insist on delaying or refusing vaccines: If vaccines are associated with autism, then why don’t the counties with the highest immunization rates have...

“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...

Curdle The Nurdle

  Nurdles   Yesterday on The PediaBlog, we learned that plastic is a petrochemical product, derived from a hydrocarbon called ethane, which is present in crude oil and natural gas. (Note to my friends and neighbors: It is ethane, not methane, that is the...

Preventing Colds

  A new study from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan indicates that parents are trying their hardest to prevent their children from catching colds. Some are trying a little too hard, according to Robert Preidt: For example, 51 percent of parents...