Monthly Archives: January 2017


Another belly ache?

  • Posted on Jan 31, 2017

  We see a surprising amount of children that have chronic abdominal pain. We do a work up, send some of them to GI specialist and only a few ultimately get a diagnosis like Crohn’s

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Conger’s Corner- Second hand smoke

  • Posted on Jan 26, 2017

Are we smoking?  Inside or out, doesn’t seem to matter in decreasing levels of cotinine, the metabolite of nicotine, exposure to our children.  Levels of cotinine measured are 7 times higher in children with smokers

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My Circle App

  • Posted on Jan 25, 2017

My Circle Today I had a mom tell me about a new tool that has been helpful for her family. My circle is a device that pairs with your home wifi and helps you manage

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How To Talk To Your Children

  • Posted on Jan 24, 2017

As we start the week following the Presidential Inauguration, there is a multitude of emotions among people. TV and social media have been full of both positives and negatives and a lot of disagreement amongst

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How to Treat a Cold

  • Posted on Jan 18, 2017

So many children (and their parents) have colds now. Colds are often accompanied by fever and can make you feel really awful. Are you staring at the medicine display in the pharmacy, wondering which of

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Drug Abuse in Teens

  • Posted on Jan 17, 2017

  Just reading the title of the blog makes most of us say “whew, not our problem!  But let me tell you about some statistics. The Monitoring the Future Study is a national survey that

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Signs of Influenza

  • Posted on Jan 13, 2017

  The classic symptoms of the flu include a sudden onset of fever, headache, body aches, and fatigue, accompanied by upper respiratory symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, and runny nose *  Children younger than 3

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