How to Help Acid Reflux in Kids

I find our pediatrician about as useful as Walter Cronkite.  Whenever my child gets sick, I simply dread visiting the pediatrician because 1) I know that I will sit in the germ infested waiting area for hours and 2) the advice is unhelpful and 3) the pediatrician seems unaware of all of this.  I quit going there altogether this year, and we see our family internist instead.  Continue reading “How to Help Acid Reflux in Kids” »

Antidepressants vs. Exercise

Are you taking an antidepressant?  How about a medication for anxiety like Xanax or Klonipin?  These days, antidepressants are handed out like M&Ms, and most mothers seem to be taking something-prescribed or not.  Most of the time, antidepressants are prescribed by a general physician, internist, or OBGYN.  Sadly, few of these physicians have been trained to assess and diagnose anxiety and mood related problems at all.   Continue reading “Antidepressants vs. Exercise” »