December 18, 2017

Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops are not the same as the prescription

swimmer's ear drops

By Ann Van De Water Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops contain alcohol. The prescription is an antibiotic and does not contain alcohol. I learned this the hard way. My daughter had been complaining of ear pain so I told my husband I thought she had swimmer’s ear and that I’d make a doctor’s appointment for… Read more

Child Prodigy Earns Medical Degree at Age 21


Sho Yano began college at age 9 and will graduate this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he also received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology. Read more about his remarkable story.

Hidden Dangers of Home Births


Even though home births are on the rise, with plenty of celebrity endorsements, this article explains the hidden dangers that popular sources of information like Ricki Lake’s documentary The Business of Being Born don’t show.  Read about it

Child abuse cases spike since recession


A study was published in Pediatrics this week, hypothesizing that more children under 5 are dying, or being seen for ABT (abusive head trauma) since 2007, when the recession began. Lead author Dr. Rachel Berger of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh said the results confirm anecdotal reports from many pediatricians who’ve seen increasing numbers of shaken… Read more

Waiting Time by Lillian Sanderson


As I sit in yet another medical building in a waiting room, I daydream about the many hours spent in places like this one.   Mothers, out of necessity, try to occupy restless little patients while medical staff scurry to do their jobs.  At one time my pediatrician visits with my kids were always a… Read more