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  • MEDIA USE UNDER TWO YEARS: AN AAP UPDATE
    It is obvious that the availibility, appeal, and reliance on electronic media for babies and toddlers has proliferated enormously over the last several years.  Toddlers navigating Ipads,  LCD’s and plasma Read more
  • MIXED EVIDENCE FOR PROBIOTIC BENEFITS
    Claims about the benefits of probiotics in both children and adults have been emerging for some years already, with the alleged benefits so numerous that it can be tricky to Read more
  • NETI-POT AND A NASTY PARASITE
    When seeing kids in the office with nasal viral respiratory infections,  I often casually  mention that the most suitable “medication” at the pharmacy happens to also be the least expensive, Read more
  • PEDIPATTER PERSPECTIVE
    PediPatter is an online pediatrics newsletter/blog written and edited on a non-scheduled, ongoing basis by Dr. David Cotlar.  Its content is provided for the enlightenment and updating of our patients’ families Read more
  • POISON IN PODS
    An important part of the safety awareness  portion of a well baby/child visit has always been a review of safety measures appropriate for the child at the age of the Read more
  • PUTTING ENTEROVIRUS 68 INTO PERSPECTIVE
    Although the news coverage has  receded a bit,  many  articles still describe the recent enterovirus 68 outbreak as a “mystery virus.”   While there have been hundreds of children affected with Read more