Zambia Medical Mission Reflections

My wife and I were recently able to go on a medical mission trip to Zambia. We were there for four weeks, providing pediatric care at the Zimba Mission Hospital in the town of Zimba. Zimba is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Livingstone – the city we flew into after flying to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Atlanta (that was a long flight!). Read More »

Just for Fun · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Subtle Symptoms and Not So Subtle Disease

At first he had a subtle clue that something may be wrong, but he didn’t do anything about it.  “Almost everyone has had heartburn one time or another,” he thought.  But gradually it became worse.  He found that he could control it with over-the-counter pills, so it must not be something so bad.  Read More »

Patient Stories, Primary Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

How to Choose and Properly Use Sunscreen

One of the most common things I do as a dermatologist is diagnose and treat skin cancer. Therefore, one of the most common things I spend a lot of time talking about is sunscreen. Patients always want guidance on how to pick the right product, and with hundreds of different products on display at the local store, who wouldn’t be confused? Read More »

Dermatology · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Hot Topics for Parents: Listening to Your Child

No matter how much we dress them up like little adults, kids are still kids. They haven’t had time to learn how to completely control their behavior and emotions. So when kids misbehave, adults need to think carefully about what is going on before giving consequences and punishments. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }
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Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

“Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme …”  This line is a part of the lyrics to the popular 1966 Simon and Garfunkel song, “Scarborough Fair,” but they could also be the herbs you plant in your flower or vegetable garden this year to give your favorite foods that extra pizzazz this summer. Read More »

Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }

Hot Topics for Parents: Giving Positive Attention

It’s 5:45 p.m. and a mom has just gotten off work and picked her child up from daycare. They are at the grocery store getting something for supper, and the 15-month-old child is in the seat of the grocery cart. Mom is obviously tired and stressed. Read More »

Child Development · McKennan · Comments { 0 }