PM Pediatrics

Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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  1. Thanksgiving Travel Safety

      GUEST BLOG by Marisa Renna-Rodriguez, PA-C As the temperature drops, be sure to plan ahead when traveling with children. If traveling by car, keep a roadside safety kit including: a flashlight batteries blankets flares a lighter matches a snow shovel Keep extra water, snacks, and your cell phone charger on hand. Books, travel games, and a few favorite small toys or blankets can help keep the kids entertained and comfortable on road trips. Bring Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment in case of scratches or cuts, plus children's/infant's Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) for fever, and children's Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for allergic reaction. Don’t forget your asthma medications including nebulizer if your child is an asthmatic and your Epi-pens if your child has a history of allergy/anaphylaxis. Should I travel when my child is sick? If your child has a fever, it’s best to stay home until your child is fever-free for 24 hours. Exposing your family or […]

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  2. ITP in Children

    Remember when you were 7 and had a favorite color? What was it? Mine was always red. Along those lines I still have a few favorite things, especially in science. For example, my favorite type of blood cell is the platelet. That’s right. Better than the white or red cells. More interesting than the non-specific […]

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  3. Woo in Sheep’s Clothing

    Be careful of the woo. It’s everywhere. What’s the woo, you ask? The woo is the whole genre of unvalidated health claims that get circulated around in various online forums and are misrepresented as though they are facts that have been validated through vigorous medical research. But they are not facts nor have many of […]

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