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Jeff Ryan





How Ben Spock became Dr. Spock

November 01, 2009

The world's best-known pediatrician, by a country mile, is still Benjamin Spock, MD, the author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.

Children's author, and children's doctor, too

October 01, 2009

Profile of Charoltte Cowan, MD, a pediatrician who has written a series of children's books about common child maladies such as earaches and fevers.

15-mcg birth control pills inhibit BMD

September 17, 2009

Certain birth control pills seem to inhibit growth of bone mineral density in adolescent girls, a new study shows.

Four different H1N1 vaccines approved

September 16, 2009

The FDA approved the H1N1 influenza vaccines from four different companies, ensuring a robust stockpile for the upcoming fu season.

H1N1 vaccine works, and in just one dose

September 14, 2009

How does a vaccine supply get doubled overnight? By finding out that the second dose isn't needed to get efficacy.

FDA panel: Gardasil okay for boys, too

September 10, 2009

Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine approved for females, may soon be approved for males as well.