Posted on Sep 26,2022
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 Nov 29,2021
Sore throats in children are common, and parents may worry about strep throat. But more sore throats are caused by viruses or even post-nasal drip from allergies. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics, explains the difference between a sore throat and strep.
Posted on Sep 20,2021
Many children get nosebleeds, and may even get them frequently, especially younger children. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about what can cause them and what to do when your child has a nosebleed.
Posted on Jul 19,2021
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
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
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
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
Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about what parents can do to help newborns and children if they’re constipated.
Posted on Jul 06,2020
Pediatrician Rachel Dawkins, M.D., provides tips for parents on easing the pain of teething.
Posted on Feb 24,2020
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
Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares helpful tips for parents on potty training timing and methods.
Posted on Dec 23,2019
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
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
Rachel Dawkins, M.D., and Jasmine Reese, M.D., discuss the importance of the HPV vaccine in preventing cancer.
Posted on May 21,2019
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
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
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
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
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
Rachel Dawkins, M.D., explains what parents need to know about measles.
Posted on Jun 18,2018
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
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 Nov 06,2017
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
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
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.