Depression and suicide. They aren’t what you associate with children, especially elementary-level kids. Yet, there’s a growing trend that pediatric medicine has been monitoring since at least 2002 of rising suicides in school-aged children. Just last year, in September 2016, a joint paper covering … [Read more...] about Depression, Suicide & School Aged Children
Physician-patient privilege. Doctor-patient confidentiality. HIPPA. There’s a lot that goes into medical confidentiality these days, and the line between what is and isn’t shared is constantly under attack. Since the inception of government-driven healthcare, concern and outright fear about what is … [Read more...] about Doctor-Patient Privilege: Does It Cover Illegal Substance Use?
Have you ever wondered why your daughter is in a hurry to set up a pretend classroom after she spent the whole day in school? What about your son who takes all the throw blankets off the couch and strategically places them over the dining room table? Did you notice the kids next door running through … [Read more...] about Playing Pretend & Your Child’s Cognitive Development
Let’s face it, alcohol can be deadly, but people still find it fun to drink during parties and celebrations. Independence Day is no exception. According to IIHS News, “Each year on the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., an average of 118.4 lives are lost in crashes, making it the most … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for a Safe 4th of July