Health Job Postings & The Health of Pediatrics

The WSJ Blog posted yesterday that health care job postings are up and that the health care job market is "strong". According to the post, "The business research group said that “advertised vacancies for healthcare practitioners or technical occupations outnumbered the unemployed looking for work in this field by almost 3 to 1,” citing November data." While it's true that more job openings than … [Read more...]

Are we barking up the wrong tree with health care reform?

In a recent interview with Dr. Oz on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz told Diane Sawyer that he doesn’t think any of the proposed health care plans will work. Why? As Dr. Oz told Diane: "What we haven't done is get to the very root reality of the flaws we have in the health care system. True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our … [Read more...]

Loud Kids Don’t Belong In Waiting Rooms

Just wanted to share a great story with you. I was at a doctor’s appointment the other day when I noticed a family waiting for one of the parents to be called. The mom was called in and the dad sat there for a moment looking at these 2 very young and rambunctious kids. I looked over and noticed he didn’t have a backpack or any books with him to distract them. He tried to get them to site and just … [Read more...]

Help grandma organize her pills for her safety and your children’s.

If you are a family with kids and have grandparents or great grandparents alive, you likely enjoy visiting with your relatives from time to time. While your small children may not always get much out of these visits, especially while very young, they do wonders for our older relatives who so enjoy visits from family and delight in seeing us become parents and expand our families. I remember … [Read more...]