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Caregivers worry about impact of severe acne on teens

More than 90% of respondents to a recent survey expressed concern about acne’s effect on their adolescent’s mental health and social life.


Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt, MD

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Teenage boy with asymptomatic brown plaque on back of thigh

An adolescent boy developed an asymptomatic brown plaque on the back of his leg. He recently noted the growth of coarse hairs within the lesion.


Joshua Zeichner, MD

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Take-Home Points

Joshua Zeichner, MD; Brittany Craiglow, MD; Elizabeth Swanson, MD; Vikash Oza, MD; and Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, provide take-home messages for dermatologists treating pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.


Piper Sandel, MD, MPH | Image Credit: Author provided
Piper Sandel, MD, MPH

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Neonate experiences coffee ground emesis

The infant did not show signs of illness; her mother experienced a routine pregnancy and prenatal lab test results were normal. What is the diagnosis?


Rutvik Joshi, PharmD, BCPS

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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.


Skylar Jeremias

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Pandemic offers insight into potential cause of Kawasaki disease

Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.



Patty Weasler, RN

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Helping children with ADHD readjust to in-person learning and socializing

Now that all children have returned to in-school learning and playing with their peers, some practical solutions to help those with ADHD achieve optimal academic and social success.


Michelle L. Leff, MD, IBCLC | Image Credit: Author provided
Michelle L. Leff, MD, IBCLC

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Neonate experiences coffee ground emesis

The infant did not show signs of illness; her mother experienced a routine pregnancy and prenatal lab test results were normal. What is the diagnosis?


Siddharth Gupta, MD

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Adjunctive medications for epilepsy

Examining 2 of the medications that can be used as an adjunctive treatment for epilepsy.


Lorerky Ramirez-Moya, MD

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Telehealth’s calming effect on autism

Here’s how online appointments are lowering anxiety among patients and families.


Josh Weiner

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Improving patient experience to tackle "The Great Resignation"

Staffing shortages and patients’ expectations for high-touch care go hand-in-hand in today’s unconventional market.


Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD

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Helping pediatric families through the holidays

For this first holiday season of live events since COVID-19 hit, tips on how to address a broad spectrum of mental health issues, including those children who have lost a loved one to the pandemic.


Cary M. Wright, MD, MS | Image credit: Author provided
Cary M. Wright, MD, MS

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Swollen, purple, blistered thumb leads to diagnosis of herpetic whitlow

You are asked to evaluate a boy, aged 14 years, who presents with one week of tender, expanding, confluent, purple blisters on his swollen left thumb, extending under the thumbnail.. What is the diagnosis?


Mary Scoviak

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Master pain-free dermatology

Learn to discern the best pain-mitigation strategies for each patient, based on research and personal experience.


Justine Englanoff

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Persistent foot and leg swelling in a 17-year-old female

A 17-year-old girl presents with a 2-year history of unilateral swelling of the left lower extremity as well as a poorly healed ankle sprain of the affected extremity 3 years prior that slowly resolved but left persistent swelling. What's the diagnosis?


Jared Robins, MD

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Not just abortion: How the demise of Roe v Wade may impact fertility care

With the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, there are questions about its impact on fertility care.


Rola Aamar, PhD

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Considering anger among health care professionals

It is an uncomfortable emotion that is often suppressed—but potent.


Jonathan Alicea

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Disturbed sleep, depression may have bidirectional relationship through early years

The cohort study is the first to report developmental cascades between disturbed sleep and depressive symptoms throughout childhood and early adolescence.



Lois Levine, MA

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Study shows increase in STIs in adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic

Investigators recently noted that despite a decrease in adolescent hospital visits during the height of the pandemic, there was an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in this population group.


Aryana Sharrak, MS4

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Six-year-old male with acute eye swelling and drainage

A 6-year-old boy presented to his pediatrician with clear drainage from his left eye for 1 to 2 days. He denied itchiness, pain, vision changes, nasal congestion, or history of allergies. What's the diagnosis?



Jeremy D. Sherer, JD

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Telehealth in 2023: What physicians need to know

Answers to some common questions about providing telehealth services in 2023.


Yosefa Hefter, MD

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Common recreational water illnesses in children

As summer approaches, many children will spend time playing in pools, water parks, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Several serious types of infections, although relatively infrequent, have been associated with recreational water activities.


Elisabeth Quint, MD

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Managing genital and pelvic pain in young patients

Part 2 in a series on emergencies in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.


Marvin J. Bittner, MD

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Considering vaccination hesitation as avoiding risk, driven by fear and helplessness

We seek to reduce vaccine side effects—but what about the social media-compounded fears of anti-COVID vaccination?


Emma Gerstenzang, MD

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Adolescent in detention center presents with hallucinations

A 17-year-old boy with a history of anxiety was transported from a juvenile detention center for altered mental status, including hallucinations and agitation. What's the diagnosis?


Priya Narang, MS, BCPS, PharmD

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Adjunctive medications for epilepsy

Examining 2 of the medications that can be used as an adjunctive treatment for epilepsy.


Yossi Shahak

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If AI isn’t ready to diagnose patients, where can it be used in health care?

Considering AI’s potential limitations in diagnosing patients or designing treatment plans, it’s understandable that physicians and other medical professionals would prefer to keep its clinical use at arm’s length for the time being.

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