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NSAIDS & Coronavirus: should we be worried?

Can taking NSAID medications like Ibuprofen (aka Motrin or Advil) really make COVID-19 infection worse?  A possible correlation was noted by Olivier Veran, French Minister for Solidarity & Health, after doctors in France observed that young people presenting with more severe illness may have had NSAID use

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How to Make a 60% Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

Washing hands with soap and water is the #1 recommended way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. But if you don’t have access to soap and water, what can you do? >>>The CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.<<< Why?  Because a review of

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know

[Updated March 24, 2020 to include the latest potential therapeutic options.] Flu hysteria has now transformed into coronavirus hysteria, and many of you have asked me how worried you should really be. News around COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and many of us are not

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6 Steps for a Stress-Proof Child

We are facing an epidemic of anxiety and depression in our children and teenagers. 1 in 4 teenagers has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. By the time they’re 18, nearly 1 in 2 teens will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. And many are turning

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What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

(UPDATED May 9, 2019) As the weather warms up and summer approaches, many of us are getting excited for weekend family hikes, outdoor BBQs and camping trips. I know I am! But unfortunately, with the great outdoors, comes the not-so-glamorous reality that there are lots of creepy

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How to Detoxify When Air Pollution is High

[Updated October 30, 2019] It is with a heavy heart that yet again, for the 3rd year in a row, I am writing about how to keep children and families safe and healthy through our tragic California fire season. My heart goes out to the many families

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Top 10 Ways to Safely Detox Your Child

Why is safe detoxification so important for your child? Over 50% of our kids are currently diagnosed with a chronic condition – whether it’s eczema, asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, anxiety, autoimmune illness, cancer, or some other disease. Yup – you heard me right. OVER 1 in 2

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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine 2017-2018?

Flu Shot

UPDATE: This article just released on November 29, 2017 shows that the flu vaccine this year is NOT effective. If predictions are correct, looks like we’re in for a pretty bad flu season, with the most predominant circulating strain being the influenza A (H3N2) strain. And if you

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Dr. Song’s Podcasts Lineup!

Dr. Elisa Song

Who here likes PODCASTS? I do, I do!!! I’ve had the honor of being interviewed on several different podcasts recently with some of my dearest friends! What a joy to be sharing what I love – teaching parents how to help their children thrive with integrative, holistic pediatrics!

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3 Things to STOP Doing if Your Teen Suffers from Chronic Headaches

Guest post by Erin Knight, creator of the Migraine Freedom™ plan I’m not writing this as a parent, a doctor or even someone who specializes in working with kids. I am writing this as someone who went to high school with a headache nearly every single day.

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