It’s been a cold winter by Seattle standards and that can pose a danger because we aren’t used to such frigid conditions. This can be especially true for children, who might ignore signs of frostbite or hypothermia because they’re having too much fun outside. Here’s how parents can protect their kiddos.
The flu is at epidemic levels in Washington, but here’s some good news: The flu strain sweeping the state is protected by this year’s vaccine – and it’s not too late to get vaccinated. If you’re in a high-risk category for the flu, here’s what you need to know.
As a self-proclaimed worry wart, I have a special place in my heart for the anxious child. These days the world can be scary and difficult to explain – i.e. lots to worry about! How can we help the child who seems to worry about anything and everything?
Maybe you’ve seen it – a video of a dresser falling onto a toddler. The video has gone viral and is an example of hidden dangers at home for young children. Learn about the boy’s ordeal and about other not-so-obvious dangers from Elizabeth Meade, M.D., chief of Pediatrics at Swedish Medical Center.
As health professionals, we are cultivated and groomed over countless years of training to have a great sense of empathy. As a practicing pediatrician and father, of course I have empathy for the kiddo with his or her first ear infection or strep throat. But my empathy doesn’t stop at caring for the little ones in our lives. I’m also empathetic to the plight of one of a pediatrician’s best friends. I feel sorry for my friend the flu vaccine. I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out.
Frazzled parents with cranky teething babies may be tempted to try anything to ease their child’s pain. But Elizabeth Meade, M.D., a Swedish pediatrician, says not everything on the market is safe. She explains why she’s warning against amber teething necklaces.
In searching for why a child might have chronic bellyaches or other gastrointestinal symptoms, I often come across doctors ordering a test called a...
When babies are born, they encounter bacteria for the first time as they pass through the womb and into the world. That might not sound healthy, but it is. Elizabeth Meade, M.D., assistant chief of pediatrics at Swedish, explains why.