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Common Pediatric Myths

One of my favorite TV shows from the last few years is Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel. For some strange reason, watching Adam and Jamie prove things to be false that everyone just knew were true  kept me tuning in each episode. So, in

The Importance of Having a Medical Home

Growing up it seemed natural that there were one or two doctors that knew you and when you needed help that’s who you called. I’m not sure if I felt this way because I watched too many TV shows about small town doctors or the

Must Know Information Before Having A Baby – Breastfeeding

This month I’ll discuss four health topics that are crucial for the optimal care of your newborn baby. These topics are successful breastfeeding, preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), how to identify signs of serious infection, and recognizing bowel obstruction in newborns. BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding may

Understanding Croup

by Miguel L. Knochel, MD Last week we discussed bronchiolitis, which is usually caused by RSV.  Today I want help you better understand croup.  Croup is swelling of the upper airway caused by a virus, usually Parainfluenza.  Despite the name, Parainfluenza has nothing to do

Understanding Bronchiolitis

by Miguel Knochel, MD Many respiratory viruses circulate in the winter in Utah, passed from person to person by droplets from sneezes and coughs.  They can affect the respiratory tract from the nose, down the throat and trachea, to the lungs. What is bronchiolitis?   Bronchiolitis

Caring For Your Child’s Cold

by Jennifer Menon, MD As we head into the winter season, you may notice that your children are becoming sick more frequently. The most common illnesses encountered by our pediatric group during this time of year are upper respiratory infections, croup, sore throats, and ear

Allergies Or A Cold This Time Of Year

This is common: 1 in 5 Americans have allergies at some point in their life so allergies and over-reacting immune systems are a part of many families. Hay fever is the most common allergy in America and can easily be treated with avoidance to allergens (avoid parks

Good News & Bad News: Whooping Cough

Two new Pediatrics studies are out this week teaching us more about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. Lots to learn about how we protect babies and reminders here why we’re immunizing moms during EVERY pregnancy: First, the good news: traditionally we have been trained to