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?

The Interrupt Rule

How do I stop my 2 kids (daughter, age 6 and son, age 4) from constantly interrupting my conversations?

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What’s Up With That Sugar Myth, Mamas?

I was really disappointed when I read the post about sugar and how it doesn’t really cause hyper behavior …

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How Can I Keep the Flu Away?

My toddler is 2 1/2, and in this flu season I’m completely freaked out about how to protect him from bugs of all kinds …

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ALL the 4-1-1 You’ll Ever Need to Feed Your Tiny Human

ALL the 4-1-1 You’ll Ever Need to Feed Your Tiny Human

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KidChores – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

KidChores – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Make it a game, and your kids will come running to do their chores.

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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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