another reason not to use too many antibiotics. Published last week (sorry I'm so late on this one!) in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
JAMA:Is This Child Dehydrated? Here's a pdf of the article .. just for my own personal use ;-) .. it's an excellent review of a complex yet very common topic.
It's hard to miss the posts from Mercola.com on medlogs.com.
Dr Mercola's frequent posts are often enhanced with graphics – so they stand out from the crowd. He does a good job sharing his opinion .. but today's post on mercury in vaccines is quite misleading. He suggests that readers/parents "read more on the link between autism and vaccines before deciding whether to vaccinate your infants."
He may not know that thimerosal is not in any of the commonly used pediatric vaccines – nor has it been for several years. Dr Mercola: please update your weblog to reflect a more accurate picture of pediatric vaccines circa 2004. While there may be reasons for some parents to have questions about vaccines .. thimerosal is not one of them.
Figure. Summary of the neurologic examination with respect to gestational age. ATNR = asymmetric tonic neck reflex. From: Yang: Neurology, Volume 62(7).April 13, 2004.E15-E17
This is a useful table that I often look for when teaching students and residents. Now I'll never need to look very far. 😉
Thorax — Abstracts: Svanes et al. 59 (4): 295 Early exposure to parental smoking appears to influence the development of the airways and predispose to respiratory symptoms. A study was undertaken to determine whether the consequences of parental smoking could be traced in adulthood.
This Pediatrics Electronic Artice asks (and answers) the question: How Should Parents Protect Their Children From Environmental Tobacco-Smoke Exposure in the Home?