Rachel Zahn

Rachel Zahn

Rachel Zahn, MD is a pediatrician turned health writer who had three kids during medical school and pediatric training—crazy, huh?

Is my 6-week-old allergic?

Is my 6-week-old allergic?

He seems to get an odd rash of bumps on his face after he eats. Most are on his cheeks — there are hundreds!

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Get Smart About Antibiotics!

Get Smart About Antibiotics!

You may have read recent media reports about the dramatic rise in Superbugs — dangerous bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics intended to treat them. To help you understand the facts about antibiotic resistance, we are reprinting this Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control, followed by a link to a fun quiz to […]

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Heads Up!!

Heads Up!!

Young brains are more sensitive to concussion and head injury than we thought. Take special care.

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Take ‘Em to BOOK Camp!

Take ‘Em to BOOK Camp!

The other night, Husband and I popped in to to our local pizza and salad spot for dinner. You know, the one with those gourmet, individually-sized, overpriced servings? As we approached the front station to be seated by an enthusiastic teen who appeared to be no older than 12, we passed a large crowded booth […]

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Is my 4-year-old hyper?

I recently got a call from my son’s preschool teacher that left me with mouth wide open!

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The Glass is (at least) Half Full

The Glass is (at least) Half Full

While Mamas always try to focus on the positives of raising healthy, happy kiddos, sometimes the events of the day force us to explore disturbing topics and offer teachable moments on trends that — frankly — scare the bejeezus out of us. So it’s with great pleasure and some relief that we bring you a […]

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Boys in the Ladies’ Room

I’m a single mom … at what age is it no longer appropriate to bring a boy into the ladies restroom?

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Just a Sip?

Is it OK to give small tastes of beer or wine to our 3 and 5-year-old boys?

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Mamas LOVE this home remedy …

Mamas LOVE this home remedy …

OTC cough and cold remedies are unsafe for littles under age four, so try this next time yours is up at night.

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Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

Some surefire tips can tell the difference …

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