Posts filed under: Health

Every day families ask me what their child is suppose to drink if juices (apple juice, Capri Sun, etc) and flavored milk are not good options, especially if their children won’t drink water…. Here are 5 healthy alternatives: – Water...
Since my arrival to Central Florida last June, I have seen many preschool and school aged children with recurrent "croup". These are children who are usually otherwise completely healthy, but has "episodes" or attacks where they have trouble breathing, have...
A new study from Emory was published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently which showed almost half of children who are obese by eighth grade were already overweight by kindergarten! This federally funded study followed a nationwide sample of more...
Each day in clinic, as I meet patients and parents to discuss their child’s ear, nose, and/or throat problems, I try to consistently ask if their child eats “pretty healthy”. I keep the conversation light by asking if they are...
Happy New Year! I have been asked to do a live, local TV News interview next week to comment on the topic of vocal fry.  If you haven’t heard by now , “vocal fry” has recently gained much press and...
Every day in clinic, I meet children whose parents tell me that they have chronic “stuffy nose”, most of them have already been on months of nasal steroid spray (like Flonase) and antihistamines (like zyrtec or claritin and generic equivalents)...
The term “FODMAP” is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and Polyols”.  Besides being fun to say, FODMAP describes short chain carbohydrates or sugars, (oligosaccharides), disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These include...
I must admit my when I read the headline in the Daily Mail Health section today on weight loss surgery in children, which reports that in England, 45 procedures for weight loss, including gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric balloon procedure,...
One of the headlines in the Daily Mail Health section reported that a study in Lancet showed women who took vitamin D supplements did not show increase in bone density.  This is surprising after women have been told for years...
Happy Labor Day ! We are enjoying a great weekend as my parents are here visiting from Los Angeles, and my sister Nancy and her boyfriend Eddie are here from Oakland as well.  We have enjoyed many great meals, playing...