In a survey done nearly 10 years ago, half of all pediatricians said they were regularly pressured by children's parents to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics. What's more, a third said they sometimes caved, writing scripts simply because of parental demands.
It would be interesting to know if things have changed. Click to Read More.
Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician -- accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits.
Before yet another round of "maybe-they'll-work-and-maybe-they-won't" antibiotics or the drastic step of surgery, more parents are considering chiropractic to help children with chronic ear infections, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Click to Read More.