Tag: pediatrics

Doctors Must be Honest with Parents About Known Risks of COVID-19

Pediatricians know their job is to present accurate and thorough information so parents can make informed decisions. Contrarian doctors who write about COVID-19 should spend less time lecturing pediatricians and more time learning from them.

/ November 13, 2021

A 2-Month-Old Infant Seriously Injured by Chiropractic Neck Adjustment

A young infant was severely injured by unnecessary chiropractic neck adjustments for a benign condition.

/ November 12, 2021

COVID-19 and Children: More Useless Comparisons

How COVID-19 affects children is independent of how it affects their grandparents.

/ October 14, 2021

Reader Beware

Certain doctors may not be anti-vaccine, but they need to be fact-checked as if they are.

/ August 27, 2021

Chiropractic Care of an Infant with Erb’s Palsy: Another Worthless Case Report

A recently published case report claims that chiropractic care helped heal an infant's paralyzed arm. In reality, the chiropractor took credit for the natural course of a well-known medical condition and luckily didn't make things worse for the patient.

/ August 6, 2021

Cognitive Illusions and How Not to Write About COVID-19 and Children

Many people minimize the deaths and damage COVID-19 has wrought on children because it is "worse in adults". While it is true that more adults suffer due to the disease, that does not make the harms done to children vanish in a puff of smoke.

/ July 30, 2021

COVID-19 is Deadlier Than the Flu for Children

While COVID-19 killed 500 children over the past year, the flu killed just one.

/ July 16, 2021

Separating Fact from Fiction in Pediatric Medicine: Burping Doesn’t Prevent SIDS, and Other Gas Related Nonsense

Though a seemingly worldwide practice, there is little plausibility and no evidence to support burping infants before, during, or after feeds. And it doesn't have anything to do with SIDS.

/ June 11, 2021

Are COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Children Inflated?

Some recent articles portray children as relatively safe from the harms of COVID-19. Taking a critical look at the numbers and arguments, I see things a different way.

/ June 4, 2021

A New Study Reveals that Naturopaths Order a Lot of Unnecessary Pediatric Labs

A new study further supports our concern that naturopathic doctors get a bunch of labs for no good reason.

/ May 28, 2021