Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents Children’s abdominal complaints have many potential causes, most of which are not dangerous, but some (such as appendicitis) can be life threatening. For this reason, all belly problems should be monitored closely and treated with care. To help parents determine the best course of action when […]

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Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

When your little one is sick, nothing is more important than knowing how to treat them with care. The makers of pediatric liquid acetaminophen, the most commonly used medicine to treat pain and fever in children, have made certain changes to help parents ensure proper dosing. There used to be two concentrations: one for infants […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family Val Jones, M.D. What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep […]

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How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine Pain is one of the most challenging symptoms to treat. It can be caused by many different things such as heat, cold, pressure, traction, inflammation, and nerve damage. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines offer a wide variety of treatment options for the various types of pain. It’s important […]

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Prepping My Patients For Cold And Flu Season

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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How To Read a Drug Facts Label

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How To Read a Drug Facts Label All over-the-counter (OTC) medicines contain a Drug Facts label on their outer package that tells you how, when, and how often to use a medicine. It also provides important information that is always presented in the same format. This is a copy of a typical Drug Facts label. […]

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