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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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Chapter 1: Teething, It’s Not What You’ve Been Taught

Chapter 1 TEETHING, IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve heard intelligent parents express the conviction that teething causes fever, congestion, diarrhea, diaper rashes and pain.  Although these beliefs about teething are … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Fever

BABY HAS FEVER I’ll never forget one late night phone call. Barely able to contain herself, Mrs. X blurted out that Anthony’s rectal temperature was 99! Perplexed, I asked what Anthony, six years old, was doing while we were on … 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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