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Where in the World Did You Hear That?

Dr. William J. Mesibov, M.D., board certified Pediatrician, separates fact from fiction as he dispels common Wives’ Tales about children’s issues.  The topics covered include: Teething Sleep Issues in Children Fever Ear Infections Antibiotics Colic Outdoors Panicked Parents Feeding Cold Remedies … Continue reading

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Chapert 4: Ear Infections

CONFUSION ABOUT EAR INFECTIONS Pediatricians spend more time in the diagnosis and treatment of ear infections than almost all other ailments combined. Since the middle ear can’t be seen without instruments, the possibility of an ear infection lurks in the … Continue reading

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Chapter 5: Antibiotics

ANTIBIOTICS: MISUSED AND MISUNDERSTOOD Most parents feel relieved when an antibiotic is prescribed for their sick child. That’s why it’s hard to convince worried parents that antibiotics are sometimes not a good idea and, in fact, may be harmful! Some … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: Cold Remedies

COLDS AND NASAL CONGESTION More money is spent on non-prescription cough and cold drugs than the defense budgets of most countries. Worse, many colds, also known as URI’s (upper respiratory infections) are treated with antibiotics. Yet there is hardly a … Continue reading

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