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Dave S. Gilreath, CFP

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Are financial troubles on the horizon?

Is the economy on the verge of a crash? Let’s examine what the facts say.


Abby Kabo

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Muscle spasms in a 19-year-old male

A 19-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with headache and fever of 4 days’ duration. Six days earlier, his left palm had been punctured by a rusty nail. What's the diagnosis?


Keshav Patel, MS4

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Acne vulgaris in teenagers

It effects most teenagers and can lead to mental distress. Here are 5 important facts about acne vulgaris in adolescents.


Laurie Saloman, MS

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Mental health during pandemics: prevalence and risk factors

The stress of enduring an infectious disease pandemic expresses itself in a variety of mental health conditions, but the likelihood of experiencing particular symptoms depends on who you are.


Karen O. Klein, MD

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CPP Patient Case: When to Stop Treatment

Karen O. Klein, MD, and Kent L. Reifschneider, MD, discuss a central precocious puberty (CPP) patient case regarding factors that would lead a physician to either stop treating a patient or continue with treatment.


Jim Keller, MD

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Considering consumerism in health care

Patients’ ability to choose can affect your practice.


Philip Rosenthal, MD

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Clinical Pearls for the Management of ALGS

Experts in pediatric hepatology share advice for the optimal management of Alagille syndrome.


Jonlin Chen, MS3

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Bruise-like marks on a healthy teenage male’s back

A 15-year-old male first noticed the marks on his back during a recent vertical growth spurt. On exam there are multiple horizontal violaceous linear striae on his back. He is otherwise healthy and denies any history of back injury or exposure to topical or systemic steroids. What's the diagnosis?


Mileka Gilbert, MD, PhD

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A case of progressive joint pain and rash in a 5-year-old

A 5-year-old nonverbal boy with autism spectrum disorder and global developmental delay presented to the emergency department with bilateral lower-extremity bruising and progressive difficulty ambulating. What's the diagnosis?


Daniel S. Streetman, PharmD

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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.


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Yatyng Chang, MD

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Best practices for pediatricians in diagnosing and treating asthma

Hidden triggers and asthma mimickers can complicate this common childhood condition.


Jeffrey L Alvaro, MD

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Expert Perspectives on Novel Drug Delivery Systems in the Management of Pediatric ADHD

Jeffrey L. Alvaro, M.D., introduces an upcoming panel discussion surrounding the clinical implications of novel drug delivery systems in the management of Pediatric ADHD, utilizing 3 patient cases.


Lana Dykes

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Tapering biologics after prolonged inactive disease may benefit pediatric patients

Although effective therapies are crucial, adverse events, financial burden, and other factors make a "taper-to-target" approach appealing to both pediatric patients and their caregivers.


Natalie Lutz, CPNP

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Obesity in pediatrics: perspectives from a pediatrician and a pediatric nurse practitioner

Two pediatric health care providers offer best practices for treating patients with obesity.


Rachel Lynch, MD, FAAP

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The Rx of ADHD

Following the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the next step is treatment, which can include parent behavior management training, school-based interventions, and medication. Here's a look at the latest in ADHD treatments.


Terry Bauer

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Solving the physician shortage

Why concierge medicine may be the solution, not the problem.


Conor Duffy

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Confusion with telehealth could create issues

How a hodgepodge of federal and state telehealth waivers creates compliance concerns for providers practicing across state lines.


Rajesh Voddiraju

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Using digital tools to help providers collect what they are owed

It is essential that providers obtain the payments they are owed as quickly as reasonably possible, ensure payments are accurate and completely captured, and minimize costs to collect payments



Thomas W. Laudone, PharmD, BCPPS

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Treating an 18-month-old who tested positive for cannabis exposure

As more and more states legalize recreational marijuana, caregivers need to be vigilant about keeping products out of reach of children.


John Hill, PharmD, MS, BCP

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Recommendations for compounded hand sanitizers during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shortage of hand sanitizers and a push to make up the gap with compounded hand sanitizer ensued. Recommendations were released to ensure their efficacy.


Joseph Martinez, BS

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Providing the best care for transgender adolescents

Offering an inclusive, safe space along with the best care for transgender and nonbinary adolescent patients is more important than ever.


Sara M. Laule, MD

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Recognizing the importance of energy availability in the young athlete

A guide to recognizing the female and male athlete triad in young athletes.


Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANP

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Analysis of COVID-19 clinical trials: A guide to reducing vaccine hesitancy

Tackling vaccine hesitancy for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is going to be an important component of achieving the herd immunity needed to end the pandemic.


Heidi Moawad, MD

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Effectively mentoring fellow clinicians

Defining the goals of the mentoring relationship can be useful to clarify expectations.


Erin O'Brien

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$5.3 million in grants awarded to address youth mental health crisis

Inaugural recipients will use funds to support infrastructure, student mental health, and programs for children with behavioral challenges.


Ann Taub MS, CPNP

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Safe return to school: Part 2

As fall approaches, one of the biggest questions is: Can children return to school and be in classroom environments that assure health and well-being for all? Here's how practitioners can help.


Karen Schechter, RHIA, MBA, CMPE

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Why physician burnout must be addressed

There are ways to mitigate stress by managing its symptoms. However, there are also ways to lessen stress by preventing some of it in the first place.


Natalie Catalan, PharmD candidate

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Advancements in FDA approvals for pediatric obesity treatment

GLP-1 receptor agonists, used to treat diabetes, are now also being used for obesity in children and adolescents.


Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, MSPH, FAAP

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State of the union on COVID-19

What we knew about COVID-19 when the pandemic began, what we know now.

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