‘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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8 Reasons your Child Should Play Board Games

8 Reasons Your Child Should Play Board Games!

I grew up loving board games. It was a natural relationship, one strengthened by my being an only child. To this day, I love them. Do I pass my love for board games on to my kids? Absolutely. Board Game Benefits Board games are fun, first and foremost. My words are always met with pleasure when the words, […]

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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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