HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Board-certified pediatrician Peter Y. Jung, M.D., F.A.A.P. of Houston's Blue Fish Pediatrics has penned his first book. Available today on Amazon.com, "What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician" is a colorful illustrated guide that educates readers on common childhood illnesses to help reduce parental anxiety, prevent unnecessary visits to the doctor and save costs along the way.
"My goal for the book is to provide parents with a better understanding of what is going on in their child's body," said Dr. Jung. "By reading the book, I hope parents will feel more at ease the next time their child comes down with a fever or cough."
The eight-chapter, 123-page quick read covers a variety of topics, including germs, fever, vaccines, the common cold, ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea, and returning to school after sickness. Dr. Jung's writings are paired with colorful and informative illustrations by Becky Kim, making it a "picture book for parents," according to Dr. Jung.
"Every individual who takes care of kids should have this book on hand—parents, teachers, babysitters, and more," said Ann Chen Wu, M.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. "The book provides expert guidance and explains complex topics in an understandable and fun way."
Elizabeth Patterson, a mother of two whose children see Dr. Jung agrees. "Dr. Jung's book helped me better understand the mechanisms of common illnesses in my kids. The knowledge I've gleaned from this book has made me more confident and at ease when I'm faced with a sick child."
By the end of the book, readers will better understand:
- The difference between a bacteria and a virus
- When antibiotics are appropriate
- The importance of vaccines and how they work
- Why colds are difficult to treat and how they can lead to a host of complications
- How ear infections form and how they can be treated
- How to prevent dehydration in a child with gastroenteritis (germ-induced vomiting and diarrhea)
- When a child should return to school following an illness
"In my opinion, the most helpful detail in the book is at the end of each chapter," added Patterson. "Dr. Jung includes a quick reference guide, or take-home points, that highlight important reminders on each illness or issue."
To purchase a copy of "What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician," go to Amazon.com. It is available in paperback for $12.50 and Kindle for $8.69.
To learn more about Dr. Jung, visit www.bluefishmd.com.
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SOURCE Blue Fish Pediatrics