2019

A Doctor’s Love Letter to Her Mirena IUD

Dr. T puts the “I” in IUD (and TMI)


I love my IUD. For all the skeptics, I thought I would share my personal experience with an intrauterine device and how it saved me from myself.
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C-Sections: Truths, Myths, Facts, and Fiction

The Cesarean section (C-section) originally started around the 1600s as an alternative delivery method to vaginal delivery during childbirth emergencies. Over the centuries, there have been many advances to the point that delivery via C-section is a safe, effective, and sometimes the only way for a baby to be delivered. 
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Parenting Teenagers, Part 4

Watch the Red Flags


No question about it parenting teenagers is a tough job. This is a crucial time to make a huge impact on their lives. During adolescence, there is a natural tension between parent and child. The teen is trying to separate themselves from the parents and establish their own independence. While at the same time they want you to do their laundry. There are some specific things to watch for to make sure your teen is on the right track. These are the red flags
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Parenting Teens, Part 3

Create an Environment of Openness


So this is my little boy —doctor in training —equipped with mom's purse and dad's stethoscope. Just before sixth grade I overheard heard him and his friends talking about something that seemed a little bit sexual.
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Solid Foods- When to start?

Introducing solid foods to your infant can be both an exciting and an intimidating phase for you and your family. One of the most frequent questions I get asked as a Pediatrician is, Solid Foods - When to start?
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Why This Doctor Decided To Follow His Own Advice

There is an old saying in Medicine, “Medice, cura te ipsum”, which in English means, “Physician, heal thyself.” This doesn’t mean that as a physician I can’t go to the doctor or that I have to perform surgery on myself. What it does mean to me is that as a physician I should set a good example for my patients, and practice what I preach. I can’t say that I have always done that.
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How concerned should I be about fever?

While fever can be worrisome to parents, it is actually the body's natural way of dealing with an infection.

First, it's important to define what fever is. Unfortunately, in popular culture such as movies and television, the temperature 98.6 °F has been ingrained in a lot of minds as the "normal" temperature.
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Heartburn During Pregnancy

While some mommies are willing to endure discomfort in hopes that the myth of "heartburn = a baby with a head full of hair" is true (it's not), heartburn has the potential to seriously affect the health of a pregnancy. The good news is that there are several safe and effective options for management.

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