Routine immunizations for tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and measles have been "available" in Haiti since 1977, rubella since 2009, and Hib and Hepatitis since June of 2012. In January 2013, pneumococcus and rotavirus are scheduled to be added to the schedule.
Anna posted: “I have a question about starting solids and grains. I am starting my 6 month old on solids. A friend recently told me that babies younger than 1 year cannot digest grains as they don’t have the necessary enzymes. Is there any truth to this? Also, one of the pediatricians in our practice told me we can start eating red meat- isn’t it too early?”
If you are like most people, you probably don’t even notice if a candidate smiles spontaneously. During interviews, most of us are so consumed with the candidate’s skills, and finding out if they can do the job, that we often over look important aspects that in many cases may be more important.
The funny thing is that you can teach people most any skill, but you can’t teach them to smile. And for people in the service industry, smiling is probably the most important skill of all.
Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquito-spread worm infection that is present in 80% of the regions of the country, which really means in every region of the country.
In-toeing, commonly referred to as “pigeon-toed,” means that a child walks and runs with his or her feet pointed inward. This is usually noticeably soon after a child learns how to walk. In the overwhelming majority of children, in-toeing will correct itself over the course of several years. Three conditions most often lead to in-toeing:
“My toddler keeps getting ear infections. There’s got to be a way to help with this. What can we do to prevent them?”
One of my biggest problems is that the RVU system is decided by a secret society composed of specialist. Nobody seems to have a problem that a “secret society” decides how much work and how much cost should be allocated to a medical service.
As a young boy, the only things I recollect about TB were Christmas seals, which supported the care of individuals with the disease, and Sanatoriums, where those infected were isolated from the communities at large.
Many of you parents out there may be familiar with knee pain due to Osgood Schlatter’s disease because your child is experiencing it, or you experienced in the past as a child. It is definitely one of the most common causes of knee pain in kids (not due to falling or trauma).
“My daughter was sent home from school with a note—they say she has scoliosis. I’m worried, is she going to need surgery? Will she ever be normal?”