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Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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  1. | Rashes

    Eye of the Newt, Wart of the Toad (not quite Shakespeare)

    I feel a little bit badly about a recent parenting moment. For a perfectly healthy 8 year old, my daughter seems to have a lot of ailments. She VERY FREQUENTLY complains about EVERYTHING — sore throat, leg pain, stomachache—even “uncomfortable hair” (really), so it just seemed like it was yet another entry in the litany […]

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    I’m completely paranoid about my kids getting a cut that would require stitches. I’m not sure why, because I put in and take out stitches all the time and can see that: • While not fun, kids (even really young ones) tolerate the procedure beautifully. • Now with the new skin “superglues” sometimes you don’t […]

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  3. Pills and capsules in medical vial

    | Antibiotics

    Smart Medicine

    A smart, snappy reader wrote to me asking if I was planning on discussing the preponderance of “prescribing unnecessary medications” given my recent entry on drug reactions. Not ever being one to shy away from opening the proverbial can of worms, LET’S DO IT. When we talk about the dispensing of antibiotic medicines responsibly we […]

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