Author: Christopher Johnson, MD

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: The Plate on Which Your Preschooler’s Food is Served Can Affect How Much Vegetables They Eat

dishes with pictures of fruits and veggies may enhance pre-schooler consumptionEDITOR’S NOTE: Space Coast Daily is delighted to welcome Dr. Christopher Johnson as a guest contributor on issues of child health and well-being. With 35 years of experience practicing […]

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Lifestyle of Mothers Plays Important Role in Obesity Risk for Their Children

Everyone knows obesity rates among children, like those of adults, have been rising for years. There are some indications this increase may have leveled off in children, which is encouraging, but we need to do more than that. We need to actually reverse the trend.

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Do Narcotic Prescriptions for Children Increase Risk for Future Addiction?

Everyone has heard of the explosion our society has experienced over the past decade in narcotic addiction. Traditionally illicit narcotic use was from heroin, which has no medical use. Our current epidemic is different, appearing largely driven by misuse of prescription narcotics such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin).

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Antibiotic Allergies in Children, Are We Mislabeling Many of Them?

Around 10% of children in America are labeled as allergic to penicillin or a member of the penicillin family of antibiotics. Besides penicillin, children are often labeled allergic to other commonly used antibiotics. Is this even close to correct?