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The Reasons Behind Why Babies Smile

The Reasons Behind Why Babies Smile

It’s the moment every parent waits for—their baby’s first smile. This usually occurs around four weeks of age, but some babies may not smile until they are three months old. Parents often wonder why their baby is smiling. Some believe it may be in response...
“Is there a doctor on board?”

“Is there a doctor on board?”

I just finished reading news that American Airlines is being sued by the family of a woman who died on board a flight from Hawaii. I won’t recount the all details here, but it seems she fell ill, a doctor on board recommended that the flight be diverted, he was...
Common Pediatric Surgeries

Common Pediatric Surgeries

Although it is never a best case scenario, the realities of children’s health often rely on pediatric surgery to treat both acute and persistent conditions. The good news is that rapid advances in medical technology have made most pediatric surgeries more...
Surviving Your Child’s Hospital Stay

Surviving Your Child’s Hospital Stay

When faced with a child’s hospital stay, it’s easy to feel helpless. As a parent, you never want to see your child suffer, and it’s difficult to know what to do to make the situation any better. If your child needs to stay in the hospital, here are a...
Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

This is a transcript of a brief talk Dr. Colin Knight gave at the end of his fellowship in 2007. All graduating chiefs and fellows were to speak about their “most memorable case.” Some gave academic presentations, Dr. Knight’s was more personal. Here is part three of...
Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

This is a transcript of a brief talk Dr. Colin Knight gave at the end of his fellowship in 2007. All graduating chiefs and fellows were to speak about their “most memorable case.” Some gave academic presentations, Dr. Knight’s was more personal. Here is part two of...
Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

Dr. Colin Knight’s Most Memorable Case

This is a transcript of a brief talk Dr. Colin Knight gave at the end of his fellowship in 2007. All graduating chiefs and fellows were to speak about their “most memorable case.” Some gave academic presentations, Dr. Knight’s was more personal. Here is part one of...
How to Prepare Your Child For Surgery

How to Prepare Your Child For Surgery

I’ve been taking care of children as a doctor for over 15 years (4 years as a primary care doctor in the Air Force, 2 as a pediatric surgery fellow, and over 10 years in practice). In that time I’ve probably been involved with well over 6,000 children getting ready...

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