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Desmond Lew, MD

Dr Desmond Lew is a Board Certified Pediatrician in California. He received his Medical Degree in 1989 at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His Pediatric specialty training was based at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he rotated through UCIMC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach.

Rotavirus Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations

The Rotateq vaccine was introduced to the U.S. market in 2006; it is used to prevent gastroenteritis caused by the Rotavirus virus.  Rotavirus causes severe vomiting …

Children’s Medication Recall

On April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of many of their children’s over-the-counter medications.  This recall is not due to any …

Asthma and Vitamin D

A recent article published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology looked at the relationship between asthmatic children and vitamin D levels. The study …

ADHD in Adolescents Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Stimulants

In a recent study comparing treatment regimens in adolescents with ADHD and substance abuse problems, patients were given Concerta with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and placebo with CBT.  The …

Obesity Gene Can Be Counteracted

Many obese patients like to blame their weight problems on their genes.  A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine evaluated a specific …

ADHD diagnosed in Adults

More and more adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD.  Part of the reason is that ADHD is now recognized more and more by physicians …

FDA Temporarily Suspends Rotarix Vaccine

The FDA has temporarily suspended the use of Rotarix vaccine in children.  Rotarix vaccine is a vaccine given by mouth to infants to prevent gastroenteritis …

Baby Sling Recall

Recently a popular mode of carrying infants is with a sling.  Over 1 million baby slings have been sold by Infantino and there had been …

Montelukast Helpful in Recurrent Wheezing

A recent study shows that Montelukast (Singulair) helps with children who develop recurrent wheezing after a bout of RSV bronchiolitis.  RSV bronchiolitis is a viral …

Earlier Than Expected Allergy Season

A recent article from MSNBC/Women’s Health attributes an earlier allergy season to climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels. Spring is now here and pollen …

Allergy and Asthma Season

Spring is just around the corner and patients with allergies should start to thinking about signs of allergies and strategies to avoid symptoms.  As the …

First Lady Comments on Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama tackles childhood obesity with a new program “Let’s Move”  Visit her site for more information on how to keep kids fit.