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Chemical Urethritis Mar 3rd, 2021

This is a very common problem with girls and sometimes boys. The most common symptom is pain on urination (dysuria). Therefore, people think they usually have a urinary track infection (UTI). About nine out of 10 times they do not have a UTI. We will always get a urinalysis and...

SELF PROTECTION: Feb 4th, 2021

SELF PROTECTION: I read in the news tonight that 7 girls from Chicopee have gone missing in the past 3 months. Idon’t know the details but it is scary to think about. I was talking to my wife and daughter. A fewideas to consider. 1. You fine something on your...

What we know about COVID-19 vaccine development Feb 2nd, 2021

Why we use vaccines Vaccines can prevent infectious diseases. Examples of vaccine-preventable diseases are: measles, polio, hepatitis B, influenza and many others. When most people in a community are vaccinated against a disease, the ability of the pathogen to spread is limited. This is called ‘herd’ or ‘indirect’ or ‘population’...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jan 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Swimmer's Ear Jul 13th, 2020

Preventing swimmer's ear is actually quite simple. Put one or two drops of white vinegar into each ear after they swim. The bacteria in the water that causes swimmers ear cannot grow in this acid environment.   There have actually been many concoctions for this.  2 in particular: first was...

Ways to enjoy your time! Jun 23rd, 2020

GET OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN, GET SOME FRESH AIR, BE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AND SOCIAL DISTANCE DURING THE COVID-19 INTERRUPTION.  TWO APPS FOR FUN ALLTRAILS: DOWNLOAD THE FREE PART, IF YOU LOVE IT YOU CAN GET THE PREMIUM. SEARCH FOR WHERE YOU LIVE AND FIND HUNDREDS OF NEARBY TRAILS TO...

Ways to reduce anxiety Feb 24th, 2020

Get some sleep to reduce anxiety. A 10-20 minute power nap gives you the best benefits, such as mental alertness and feeling rejuvenated.    Being Thankful. Higher levels of gratitude reduce anxiety.    Jam out with music. Music can decrease pain in high anxiety individuals.    Question Yourself. Write down...

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE BEEN GROUNDED Feb 10th, 2020

To get ungrounded you must earn 500 points   Write a nice letter to someone in the family = 10 points Write a nice letter to a neighbor = 10 points Help a relative with homework = 20 points Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points 1 load of laundry...

Siblings: bringing home your newborn Jan 14th, 2020

 If you are bringing home a newborn into a home where there is a toddler or preschooler, here is something that may help. Of course, try to let them help as much as possible.  And don’t forget ‘Special Time’ by Barbara Howard as I mentioned earlier.   My experience, however, is...

Going home with your new baby Jan 6th, 2020

TIME TO GO HOME WITH YOUR BABY:     CAR SEAT:  This should be covered by the nurses before you head out the door, but incase they missed it:  Your baby needs to face backwards in the car seat until they are 2 years old. At 1 year they will need...

Newborn: What to expect in the hospital Jan 6th, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your new baby!   First a few things to expect while you are in the hospital.    WELCOME to one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs out there. You will never want to go back to the way it used to be before the...

Where to find more information. Jan 6th, 2020

If you want more information you can go to the American Academy of Pediatrics website at simply: AAP.org     Here are a couple of books published by the AAP.   You can order them online from AAP.org and look for other educational materials for parents.  One is from Birth to...

Emergencies in infant less than 3 months Dec 31st, 2019

EMERGENCIES IN INFANT LESS THAN 3 MONTHS   FEVER: 100.4, any baby less than 3 months old with a temp of 100.4 or Higher BECOMES UNCONSCIOUS VOMITING GREEN CYANOSIS: TURNING BLUE TROUBLE BREATHING: RAPID OR LABORED BREATHING SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION DECREASED URINE OUTPUT POOR FEEDING ALTERED MENTAL STATUS, SLUGGISH, LETHARGIC,...

Safety for Newborns Dec 31st, 2019

Sleep on their back   Not sleep in bed with you   Car seat:  facing backwards for 2 years.  Any questions you can go to AAA or even your local fire dept.   Burns: Don’t let anyone hold the baby and have a hot cup of coffee or tea. If there is...

Special Time Oct 28th, 2019

SPECIAL TIME IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO GET TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR CHILD AND TO GET MORE FREE TIME.  THIS WILL WORK WITH ONE OR MORE CHILDREN AT HOME, BECAUSE EACH CHILD WILL WANT THEIR OWN SPECIAL TIME.      GIVE IT A NAME: IT COULD BE AS...

Chores and Allowance Oct 1st, 2019

1. Chore: Everyone in the family should have chores to do to help support the family! Mother, Father, Children, and anyone else who lives in the household. If you are a part of the family, you should help and that is that; No if's, and's, or but's. No one should...

Bribe VS Reward Sep 23rd, 2019

THERE IS A CLEAR AND DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BRIBE AND A REWARD. REWARDS ARE OKAY; BRIBES ARE NOT. WHAT MAKES A BRIBE SO BAD: THE CHILD HAS TO BE BAD FIRST, BEFORE THEY RECEIVE THEIR REWARD. A REWARD SYSTEM IS ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE THE BEHAVIOR AND THE REWARD ARE CLEARLY...

101 Ways to Praise Your Child Sep 20th, 2019

WOW WAY TO GO         YOU’RE SPECIAL               SUPER GREAT I KNEW YOU COULD DO                   IT I’M PROUD OF YOU OUTSTANDING                         GOOD     ...

How To Get Kids To Eat Vegetables Sep 16th, 2019

Vegetables are an extremely important part of your diet, they provide lots of fiber,vitamins and trace elements, that act as co-factors for enzymes in your cellsespecially the mitochondria, which are the source of energy for your cells, especially your brain. 1. V8 Fusion: it counts as 1 serving of a...

Time Out Sep 10th, 2019

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS (HITTING, KICKING OR BITING) SHOULD BE ACTED UPON THE FIRST TIME AND EVERY TIME. THEY NEED TO KNOW THESE BEHAVIORS ARE ALWAYS OFF LIMITS. OTHER BEHAVIORS CAN BE GIVEN ONE WARNING. STAY CALM! NEVER YELL OR SCREAM! (DO NOT LET THEM SEE THAT THEY ARE GETTING TO YOU)...

Welcome to Ludlow Pediatrics Blog! Aug 29th, 2019

We love to meet expectant parent/s during the last trimester. It is an exciting and rewarding visit for both the expectant parent/s and for us. We truly enjoy answering your questions (feel free to make a list) and sharing information that you might not have thought of. There is no...