‘Ask the Expert’ – An Allergist Answers Readers’ Questions

Ask the expert, allergy edition

This month’s ‘Ask the Expert’ focuses on your allergy questions. Below are the answers to the questions sent in by readers, kindly put together by pediatric allergist Gavin Schwarz, MD, whose bio is down below.   How effective are allergy shots? Allergy shots, or subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), is the most effective treatment available for treating environmental […]

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Letting the REAL Doctor Stick It In

The following is a story with a moral at its end.. and a laugh or two in between. The setting.. an inpatient unit in the Bronx, circa 2005.  I was a resident (and hence likely disheveled, or groggy, or exhibiting some other form of outward display of exhaustion) of the internal medicine program at Albert Einstein University […]

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The Art of the Whine: 6 Ways to Combat Tantrums

6 Ways to Combat Tantrums

Ahhh, a child’s tantrum What encompasses this magical activity? What causes it to form? What do our little beings think they’re achieving when they do it? Is there a way to make it end? These are all questions we’ve all pondered as parents. I know I have, and I’ve never quite seemed to find the right answers. In my own flashback, […]

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Inspiration Spotlight: John O’Hanlon

Inspiration in Children. A child shaves his head for childhood cancer

Meet John O’Hanlon. Child. Student. Boy Scout. Sportsman. And now he can add Selfless Fundraiser to his resume. John and a few of his friends decided to make a statement for a cause they felt strongly about. That cause was childhood cancer. What they did was simply moving. The boys selflessly agreed to shave their hair off in order […]

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Malpractice Makes Perfect: Questions Answered

Court- a decision not to go to court after a medical malpratice case

I was asked for an update on my story Malpractice Makes Perfect, where I went into some of the details surrounding my run-in with malpractice, being on the receiving end of a medical error. I shared my story, also published on the syndicated website KevinMD.com on March 31, 2017, for several reasons. One- I wanted to humanize […]

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Comic Relief Contributions from My Children, Take Three

(pictured above) *6-years old and already belting it out in the house like a tween* Family friend, 8: “My dad looks at the phone while he’s driving.” My 9-year old: “My dad always does that.” My 6-year old: “My brother always farts in the car.” 6-year old: “Where’s grandma?” Me: “She’s shopping.” 6-year old: “Uhhhh, why […]

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Chore Buckets 101

Chore Buckets are the simple way to get your children to not only complete their chores, but also to ask for more!

Do you unsuccessfully try to have your children complete their chores? Do your pleads fall on deaf ears? Well, listen up, because I’ve got the solution for you! *trumpets blowing* Chore Buckets! This isn’t just your average chore list. It’s a glammed-up, super fun way for your kids to actually do work, but not feel […]

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