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    Posted on Jul 19,2021

    Getting your Child Ready for Back to School

    Parents and kids may not be thinking about back-to-school during the middle of summer, but it’s a good time to make sure children are up-to-date on their health records. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares some other things to think about for the beginning of the school year.


    Posted on May 24,2021

    Keeping Kids Safe in the Sun

    Unprotected exposure to the sun poses risks of skin damage, eye problems and other health concerns for children. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., provides tips for keeping kids safe in the sun.


    Posted on Mar 08,2021

    Is it Allergies or COVID-19?

    As spring approaches, parents may worry whether their child’s stuffy nose and sneezing is due to allergies or a virus like COVID-19. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics, talks about the differences.


    Posted on Feb 22,2021

    Understanding Ear Infections in Children

    Pediatrician Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about the signs and symptoms of an ear infection and when to seek treatment.


    Posted on Oct 12,2020

    Baby Constipation Symptoms

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about what parents can do to help newborns and children if they’re constipated.


    Posted on Jul 06,2020

    What You Should Know about Babies Teething?

    Pediatrician Rachel Dawkins, M.D., provides tips for parents on easing the pain of teething.


    Posted on May 04,2020

    Is it Safe to Visit the Pediatrician?

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about why it’s important to stay up-to-date on children’s wellness visits, and some of the options available to families.


    Posted on Feb 24,2020

    Dealing with Seasonal Allergies in Kids

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics, covers what parents need to know about allergy season.


    Posted on Jan 13,2020

    Potty Training Tips: Knowing When Your Toddler is Ready

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares helpful tips for parents on potty training timing and methods.


    Posted on Dec 23,2019

    What to Know About Croup In Children

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., explains the signs and treatment for croup, which is a swelling of the airway just below the vocal cords.


    Posted on Dec 02,2019

    How to Avoid the Flu in Kids and Their Families

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares tips for families on how to avoid the flu and why it’s important to get the flu vaccine.


    Posted on Aug 26,2019

    What to Know about the HPV Vaccine

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., and Jasmine Reese, M.D., discuss the importance of the HPV vaccine in preventing cancer.


    Posted on Jun 24,2019

    Preparing Kids and Families for a Hurricane

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares some things parents should think about as they’re preparing for the season, and how to help kids stay calm if there is a hurricane.


    Posted on May 21,2019

    Do Kids Need Vitamin Supplements?

    While vitamins aren’t usually harmful to children, it’s important to talk to your child’s pediatrician before giving him or her supplements. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., offers some additional tips for parents about kids and vitamins.


    Posted on May 20,2019

    Bug Bites, Stings and Kids

    Most bug bites from mosquitos or other insects don’t need treatment, but some bites can cause a more severe allergic reaction. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., explains how different kinds of bug bites can affect kids and what parents should look for.


    Posted on Apr 08,2019

    On Call for All Kids: Giving Your Child the Correct Medicine Dosage

    From reading labels to proper storage, Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, shares tips for parents on ensuring children receive the right medicine dosages.


    Posted on Dec 04,2018

    Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth about Medical Myths

    Medical myths about how to best treat fever, fight colds or manage injuries are everywhere, sometimes handed down through generations. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital clarifies fact from fiction.


    Posted on Sep 17,2018

    Car Seat Safety: How to Keep Your Child Safe

    Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines about kids in rear-facing car seats. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital explains the changes.


    Posted on Sep 17,2018

    Car Seat Safety: How to Keep Your Child Safe

    Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines about kids in rear-facing car seats. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital explains the changes.


    Posted on Aug 20,2018

    What do parents need to know about measles?

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., explains what parents need to know about measles.


    Posted on Jun 18,2018

    Tips for Dealing with Teething Issues

    There’s little worse than a teething baby in the middle of the night. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital gives parents some tips to ease the pain of teething.


    Posted on May 14,2018

    Dealing with Food Allergies

    It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, talks about food allergies in kids.


    Posted on Apr 09,2018

    Tampa Bay’s Allergy Season is in Full Swing

    Allergy season is in full swing. People are having itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic answers some important questions about allergies.


    Posted on Nov 06,2017

    Is Baby Food Safe?

    A recent article found that many baby foods tested positive for arsenic and other contaminates. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, provides information about these findings and the safety of the foods our infants are eating.


    Posted on Oct 17,2017

    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: What to Know

    Recently, pediatric offices and emergency rooms have seen an increase in the number of cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease coming through the doors. Dr. Rachel Dawkins explains the disease and how it's treated.


    Posted on Aug 22,2017

    How to Safely Get Your Child's Ears Pierced

    It’s crucial to make sure the procedure is done safely, with sterile equipment, and that you know how to properly care for the new piercings at home.