Entries by Dr. Ronald Rimer

For Good Health, Enjoy the Great Outdoors

I recently traveled and hiked in Norway. During my trip I discovered that every kid goes outside every day of the school year, often in rain and snow, frequently exploring in the woods found nearby. This and many other studies have shown that the Norsemen are educationally pretty smart cookies.

The Science of Rudeness

Pediatricians, like most folks, are human. We can have our feelings hurt just like anyone else. At KPA, our staff, including doctors, nurses and ancillary team members, are reminded at every opportunity to be kind and courteous to our patients and their parents. We also realize that parents are frequently frightened and anxious about their […]


Part of young parents’ reticence to immunize their kids is due to the fact that they have lived in a golden age of medicine; they have never witnessed the ravages of measles, chickenpox or polio so the natural fear that they should have is largely absent. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Elder pediatricians, including […]

Sleep Deprivation in Children

Sleep deprivation in our children is an insidious health problem with potential for multiple types of health problems later in life. School age kids need 9-11 hours of sleep nightly, some more, a very few a bit less. And sleep hygiene is equally important. Speak to your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your […]