Death and Pets

Why do we have pets and children? We had a hard weekend here at the James house. Our bulldog, Maggie crossed the Rainbow Bridge and left a hole in our little family. She was still just a puppy, she was only two years old. She had a congenital kidney problem that we didn’t find out […]

Why am I the one accidentally injuring my child?

We always try to keep out children as safe as we possibly can.  We try to baby proof, buy the safest products and are always careful who we trust them around.  The problem is that often the person who is going to hurt them is us as the parents.  The important thing to remember is […]

Why I hate Teething Tablets

I can’t speak for every doctor but I know that all of the “good doctors” I know hate teething tablets. I consider myself a good doctor and I know I don’t like teething tablets so I’m going to assume that’s a good enough reason for everyone else to dislike them as well. To be honest […]

Why does my child keep getting Nose Bleeds

Why does my child keep getting nosebleeds? To quote Mel, my Physician’s Assistant who’s a boxing enthusiast, “Because he doesn’t keep his hands up.” There are lots of reasons that a nosebleed may begin. However, nose bleeds (epistaxis for the medical snobs) are most commonly caused by trauma. The trauma can range from gentle scratching, […]

Why do we treat Strep Throat

Swamp-toed, web-footed disease is a condition which requires immediate action before irreparable damage can set in. Some believe its effects set in just as fast as strep throat. I’m sure you’ve thought about becoming swamp-toed as frequently as you’ve wondered why we are so scared of strep throat. In just a couple of days a […]

Why Give Your Child Multivitamins?

Delivered by a parent with instant accusation, “Why do I need to give my child a multi-vitamin?” “I don’t have any idea, why?” was the only response I could muster. As the conversation weaved around the horror of life without a multi-vitamin the accompanying guilt and anger was triggered by advertisers and marketers not doctors. […]

Why do Bad Things Happen to our kids

A parent’s plan for their children are by design and we don’t like a lot of variation from the plan. However, there are moments when the wheels fall off the wagon and plans take a sudden turn and we’re faced with a death, injuries, illness, financial problems or whatever the trial de jour might be. […]