15 Oct Pertussis: A Multigenerational Cough

Pertussis: A Multigenerational Cough By: Ruben J. Rucoba, MD “She couldn’t stop coughing, and she made a weird sound when she was breathing,” Lisa (not her real name) said. She brought her 6-week daughter, Julianna (also not her real name) into the office, and was anxious and...

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01 Oct It’s Croup Season

By Ruben J. Rucoba, MD “His cough sounds just like a barking dog,” Samantha (not her real name) told me. Her 3-year-old son, Emmitt (also not his real name), was up the night before, coughing that strange, barky cough. He had a low-grade fever and a...

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10 Sep The Very Real Dangers of Vaping

By Ruben J. Rucoba, MD. As our children head back to school, it’s important for parents of middle-school and high-school children to send a strong message about the dangers of vaping, or e-cigarette use. By now, most of you are aware of the very real consequences...

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