Smart Bandage

This is cool. Last week I spoke to another doctor about her husband’s surgery. Knowing that infection was the number one complication, she wanted to peek at the site. The surgeon warned her to keep her hands off, to leave the dressings alone. He was worried that removing the dressing would increase the risk of […]

Creepy, Crawly Lice – Importance Lessons in Lice!

Now that school is in full swing we are seeing outbreaks of those pesky little creatures called Lice!  Lice are not dangerous and they don’t spread disease, but they can make a scalp very itchy. *LICE- The adult louse is no bigger than a sesame seed and is grayish-white or tan. Nymphs are smaller and […]

Music therapy and Autism

  Sometime you want something to be true but it just isn’t. We see that all the time. Parents that believe that by avoiding vaccinations, they can save their children from autism. Too many studies around the world have demonstrated that vaccines don’t cause autism. Now we have a study that shows music therapy does […]

Flu-vaccine Myth Buster

The good news is that there was only a smattering of influenza (flu) cases across the United States over the summer. The great news is that according to the Centers for Disease Control, most of the detected strains are covered in this year’s vaccine. If you’re still hesitant to vaccinate your family, let’s talk frankly […]

Introducing the Kitten Scanner

Mr. Elephant got good news. It turns out the reason he had a bellyache was simple. When he swallowed that last gulp of water, he accidentally swallowed some fish with it. His young doctor showed him the image on the new scanner. UCSF Children’s hospital has a new Kitten scanner. This scanner is located in […]


How much protein do kids really need?  Why do we need protein? These are common questions a well check visits. The good news is that most kids are probably getting plenty of protein! Protein is crucial for building and repairing muscles and providing energy for growing kids, but really, every cell, tissue and organ needs […]

Seoul Infection?

  In Dec 2016, an 18 year old female developed fever, chills, and nausea. She was seen by her doctor and noted to have blood in her urine and one of her kidney enzymes was elevated. Thankfully, she recovered. In 2017, the CDC noted an outbreak of Seoul virus among rat breeders and owners. Symptoms […]