John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.
Video lesson boosts skin-cancer awareness at school
A single lesson made an impact on high school students' knowledge and behavior when it came to sun protection.
Push the HPV vaccine
To reduce human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers, pediatricians must strongly recommend the underutilized HPV vaccine in preteens.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: The real cost of immunization
Many pediatricians believe that if they pay $30 for an immunization, as long as a payer reimburses them more than $30, they’re OK, said Chip Hart. The fact is, that’s not the case, he explained during his presentation “The Business of Immunization: Protecting Kids without Destroying Your Practice.”
Chronic cough: Watch for "red flags"
As complex as it is common, chronic cough in children presents diagnostic and treatment challenges that are complicated by a dearth of solid data and, often, the anxieties of well-meaning parents.
The ongoing US measles outbreak underscores the importance of childhood vaccines-opponents of vaccination notwithstanding, say experts.
Isotretinoin risks in acne treatment
When it comes to isotretinoin, dermatology experts say, pediatricians should advise parents not to believe everything they read online. Furthermore, patients can't always be relied upon to comply with the birth-control requirements for using the drug.
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