Month: April 2015

Jaundice in Newborns

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While working at one of the inner city hospitals in New York City, I had the burden of telling a mother that her new born will not go home as planned because baby’s skin is too yellow—jaundiced and that the baby needed to be treated with light {phototherapy}. After hearing my assessment, the mother broke […]

Fever in Children

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Fever in children is one of the most common medical symptoms that parents have to deal with. Unlike grown-ups, children seldom announce when they are sick. Some of the clues that can point to fever in children include a decrease in appetite, decrease in activity, chills and feeling warm to the touch. Experienced parents can […]