Thu, 1 May 2014
Episode 42: Vitamin K Deficiency in Newborns, Swimmer's Ear, Poison Ingestions, and Gun Injury Prevention
This month, Dr. Hiba Chehab, Dr. Molly McPheron, and Dr. Jonathan Merrell join us in the studio to discuss some great health news and information. The hot topic of vitamin K deficiency in the newborn is covered, with a discussion of the pros and cons of the vitamin K injection. Swimmer's ear is also covered - with summer coming soon, external ear infections will be on the rise! They also discuss what to do for accidental ingestion of a poisonous substance (call 1-800-222-1222), and give tips for preventing accidental gun injuries. Finally, they answer last month's medical trivia, which was: "What was the first vaccine and how was it developed?"
Links/Info: 1-800-222-1222 (universal poison control)
This episode was recorded in November of 2013.