Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cure for bedwetting?

A new study found that children who wet the bed who also have sleep apnea may stop having accidents if their tonsils are removed. Out of 400+ kids, nearly half stopped wetting the bed after tonsillectomy. You can read more about it here.

Tonsillectomy is an invasive procedure, and should not be the primary treatment for bedwetting. But it may be worth a consultation with your Pediatrician or an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (an Otolaryngologist) to see if it is something to consider for your child.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spotlight: Dr. Lash

One of our readers suggested we do get to know you posts profiling our docs. Sure thing.  
First up: Dr. Lash. 

Were you named after anyone?
-My middle name is a shortened version of my Mom's maiden name.  

Do you have kids?
-Yes.  Two sons, teenagers.  They are smart and talented and great kids.  

Do you still have your tonsils? 
-Nope.  They didn't make it through my many surgeries for cleft lip and palate.  

Would you bungee jump?

-No way.  But I have rappelled a few times.  

What is your favorite ice cream?
-Peppermint Candy.  With hot fudge sauce on top.  

What is the first thing you notice about people?

-Their facial expressions.  I try to figure out if they are having a good day or a really bad day.  

Mountain hideaway or beach house?

-Beach House.  I love the mountains but would rather be hiking than sitting in a cabin.  

Favorite sports to watch?

-Big surprise here-- SOCCER, FUTBOL, FUTEBOL, CALCIO, etc.  

Favorite food?

-I like almost everything, but I would have to say right now asparagus roasted in the oven with       olive oil and sea salt.   

Scary movies or happy endings?

-Neither. I like movies that make me think or teach me about history or people.  

Last movie you watched? 


Summer or Winter?

-All four seasons, one after the other.  

What book are you reading now? 

-Tales from the Alhambra by Washington Irving (inspired by my recent trip to Spain).  Just finished Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.  

Rolling Stones or Beatles?


What is the farthest you have been from home?

-Tanzania, Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro).  

Do you have a special talent? 

-Singing, piano;  I love to do school projects with my kids like science fair boards and 3-D models too.  

What is the strangest food you ever ate?
-Cow's udder Fried Rice

On the weekends I like to…  
-Watch youth soccer games in the morning, then see a Real Salt Lake game at night.  

If you could go anywhere for a day, where would you go?
-To the Galapagos Islands.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Tylenol Concentration

Figuring out your child's Tylenol dosage can be a little confusing. Not only do you have to make sure you have the right amount of medication, but the right concentration, too, as there are different formulations for children and infants. Not for long. The makers of Tylenol announced that they will be phasing out the Infant's formulation. Soon there will only be the Children's Strength (160 mg/5 ml). Other manufactures of acetaminophen are following suit.

Until the change is complete (sometime in 2012) make sure you check the concentration and know what you are giving. Here is a useful chart.

Monday, May 2, 2011

and the winner is...

Carrie Lynch

who said

We love and adore Dr. Bosworth!! My three kids ranging from 7 yrs old to 3 yrs old love him, his name even comes up on occasion at the dinner table. I love that my kids are confident in Dr. Bosworth, they literally cry for him when they are sick. My 5 yr old son just asked me last week if Heavenly Father is smarter than Dr. Bosworth and was shocked that my answer was "yes". I have left Southpoint with many different emotions over the past few years: laughing, feelings of gratitude, and sometimes in tears but I can't imagine working with a different team in this crazy task of raising three beautiful children in an extremely scary world. I love that I can go to Dr. Bosworth for anything and know I will get his honest opinion/diagnosis regardless of my hesitations. If anybody is looking for a pediatrician who is knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and totally committed to the many patients who love him, Dr. Bosworth is THE MAN!! He also comes with an amazing assistant, Jen.Thanks Southpoint.

Thanks to everyone who entered. We loved all the nice comments; we're going to do this again and give ourselves another ego boost.