Articles

    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 Jul 22,2019

    Tampa Bay Prepares to Return to School. What Should Parents Know?

    From back-to-school pediatrician visits, to dealing with first-day anxiety, Rachel Dawkins, M.D., talks about some ways parents can help their kids get a good start to the school year.


    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 Mar 04,2019

    On Call for All Kids: Seasonal Allergies

    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 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 Oct 15,2018

    Understanding Sudden Infant Death

    Rachel Dawkins, M.D., with Johns Hopkins All Children’s, shares important information for parents about sudden infant death syndrome.


    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 Jul 16,2018

    Schedule Your Back-to-School Physical

    Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatrician Rachel Dawkins, M.D., shares some advice about back-to-school physicals.


    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 Mar 19,2018

    Keeping Kids in Foster Care Healthy

    The pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital have developed an advocacy project focusing on access to health care. Their campaign focuses on advocating for four different vulnerable populations. Alana Koehler, M.D., a pediatric resident at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, joined Rachel Dawkins, M.D., to discuss the needs of children in foster care.


    Posted on Jan 29,2018

    How to Avoid Cervical Cancer

    January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital explains how screening for cervical cancer has reduced the number of deaths from this virus.


    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

    What Is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease?

    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.