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Julia A. McMillan, MD




Julia A. McMillan, MD, editor-in-chief of Contemporary Pediatrics, is professor of pediatrics, vice chair for pediatric education, and director of the residency training program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.


Inpatient medical home model

September 01, 2012

The medical home is a familiar concept to pediatricians. In recent years its definition has been made more formal and more comprehensive, but it is nearly always linked to an environment of primary care in the outpatient setting.

Urinary tract infections

August 01, 2012

Even in the pre-Prevnar, pre-conjugated Hib vaccine era, urinary tract infection was the most common bacterial infection found in infants who presented with fever without localizing clinical findings.

Legislating health

July 01, 2012

On May 30, 2012, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg caused an early summer commotion when he suggested that New York ban sodas and other sugary drinks in containers of more than 16 ounces sold in outlets other than grocery and convenience stores. Mayor Bloomberg was lampooned as acting more like a nanny than a mayor.

Pediatrics: It's not just for kids anymore

June 01, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics Web site states that the AAP is "an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults."

Sunshine, sunscreen, Vitamin D?

May 01, 2012

Considerations regarding the effects of sunshine on health seem to fall roughly along generational lines.

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from 2009 H1N1 Influenza-so far

November 01, 2009

An editorial that examines the current status of H1N1 in the medical setting.