Oliver Brooks, MD


Racism in pediatric health: How to talk to children about racism

Both the protests in the summer of 2020 for racial justice and the news that non-White Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 have highlighted the urgent need to address racism everywhere, including in pediatric practice.

Charles J. Hyman, MD, FAAP


Puncture wounds and purpura

A neurodevelopmentally impaired 6-year-old girl is referred for examination of asymptomatic skin lesions on the right forearm due to concern for possible child abuse. What's the diagnosis?

Chelsey Huffman, MD


Severe hemorrhage from infantile hemangioma

A 5-month-old girl with a large scalp infantile hemangioma (IH), present since 6 weeks of age, is evaluated in the emergency department for lethargy and pallor.

Thelma King Thiel, RN, BA


Education about liver-related diseases is missing component

Liver education has been void in the school systems and children and young adults stand to gain enormously when provided with awareness around this essential organ.

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES


Key Takeaways for the Management of School Aged Children with Diabetes

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES shares clinical pearls for the management of school aged children with diabetes.

Syed Nishat, BFA


Tax increases coming? What physicians need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act

The sweeping legislation contains tax code reform, health care provisions and climate change action. What does it mean for physicians?

Judy Yau, BS | Image Credit: Author provided
Judy Yau, BS


Alopecia in adolescents

Hair loss is a condition that is often distressing and difficult to treat, particularly in adolescents. Here’s what you should know.

Shane Peng, MD


The hidden burdens of telehealth

Although much of the discourse around telehealth rightfully focuses on its benefits, the potential drawbacks and limitations are often glossed over, particularly around provider burden

Lauren Jonas, MD


How to prevent contagious respiratory infections

A refresher on best interventions for common respiratory disorders in children.

Patricia Henton, OTD, OTR/L, ICA, CEIM


Can newborns breathe and swallow at the same time?

Fact vs myth when it comes to babies breathing during breastfeeding.

Barton Schmitt, MD, FAAP


Telephone triage nurses and telemedicine providers: Key strategies for teamwork in pediatric offices

COVID-19 has brought telemedicine to the forefront of medical care. Here's some strategies that can help streamline the process, using teamwork.

Carrie W. Nemerovski, PharmD


In the OTC aisle: Drug interaction considerations for cough and cold medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies are widely available, but some carry drug-drug or drug-disease interactions that clinicians and families should know.

Killian Meara


Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine significantly protected children, adolescents during pandemic

The estimated efficacy of the vaccine against documented infection for children and adolescents during the Omicron wave was 74.3% and 85.5%, respectively.

Elizabeth Imboden, MD


Fever and facial swelling in a neonate

An 18-day-old girl whose right cheek had become increasingly red and warm over 24 hours was directly admitted to an inpatient unit. She had firmness and pain to the affected area, fussiness, increased sleeping, and poor feeding, preferring the bottle to breastfeeding. What's the diagnosis?

Tim Smith


Hospitalizations associated with rotavirus linked to subsequent autoimmune disease in childhood

This recent research indicates the necessity for clinicians to be aware of the higher autoimmune disease susceptibility of those with previous rotavirus-associated hospitalization.

Amber Schilling, PharmD


Navigating New Challenges in the Management of ADHD

Multidisciplinary insights on helping patients with ADHD during the COVID-19 pandemic, medication abuse, and other factors affecting care.

Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH


Longitudinal study of sleep and ADHD symptoms

Good night, sleep tight! Researchers performed a 9-year follow-up of sleep disturbance and ADHD symptoms in a population-based cohort study.

Pamela A. Matson, PhD, MPH


The adolescent and the medicine cabinet

The medicine cabinet can be a potential source of prescription drugs for teenagers to misuse. This article offers advice on discussing the hazards of such misuse with adolescents.

Abira Afzal Choudhry, MD


How to help adolescents choose the right contraceptive

Discover effective counseling techniques and overcome barriers to empower adolescents in making informed decisions about contraception, fostering trust, confidentiality, and autonomy in reproductive health care.

Georgette Hattier, MD


Looking at the spectrum of diaper dermatitis

Diaper dermatitis is common and the differential diagnosis is broad. Here are 5 cases that illustrate the various diagnoses that fall within this spectrum.

Kevin Lloyd, MD


Current and upcoming strategies for prevention of CMV in neonates

Vana Papevangelou, MD, PhD, presented current and upcoming strategies to prevent congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in neonates at IDWeek 2023.

Joseph George


Generalized, eruptive lichen planus in a pediatric patient

A healthy 14-year-old boy presented at our dermatology practice with acute onset of an intensely itchy rash that first appeared 2 months prior.

Jane Carnazzo, MD, FAAP


Managing hMPV, the “evil twin” of RSV

Seasonal changes and COVID-19 have affected patterns in human metapneumovirus.

Greg Davis


Why your practice needs an internet contingency plan

Doctors and staff should know how to respond if internet goes down for prolonged periods.

Catherine Y. Spong, MD


The world of the pediatric adolescent patient

Pediatric adolescent gynecologic topics are critical to the practice, and patient families.

Julianne Lapsa, MD


An adolescent female with abdominal pain and tachycardia

A female aged 13 years with morbid obesity and recent hospitalization for pyelonephritis presents with abdominal pain, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. What's the diagnosis?

Nina Cosdon


These factors increase the risk of "long COVID" in children

More symptoms, older age, and longer hospitalization time increased the risk of post-COVID-19 conditions (long COVID) in children.

Keith A. Reynolds


Use proper coding to get what you're owed

A physician’s goal is to care for patients, but a key part of being able to provide that care is the eternal quest for payment. One way to ensure that a practice maximizes its coding regimen is to make sure each session can be efficiently billed.

Talia Benheim, BA


Screening adolescents for psychosocial concerns

For adolescent patients, psychosocial concerns can be an important part of care and routine validated screening can help pediatricians determine which patients may require extra care or even a specialist.

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