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Jennifer Barrett

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Extended-wear insulin infusion set leads to greater satisfaction in type 1 diabetes

A study presented during a poster session at the American Diabetes Association Virtual 81st Scientific Sessions evaluated performance, safety, and satisfaction of an extended-wear insulin infusion set in patients with type 1 diabetes.


Taryn Murray, MD

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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.


Sandra Christensen

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How to engage in effective clinical conversations about obesity

Small shifts in your communication style and tactics when discussing obesity with patients can significantly impact how your message is received.


Yasmin Tyler-Hill, MD

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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.


Rupa Wong, MD

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Eyes on a new school year

Early intervention for vision screenings is integral for promoting and maintaining eye health in young children. Pediatricians should watch for and educate parents on signs and symptoms of possible vision problems.


Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio

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Medical boards feel the pressure to let it go when doctors spread COVID-19 misinformation

Stopping some doctors from sharing unsound medical advice has proved challenging. Even defining misinformation has been difficult. And during the pandemic, resistance from some state legislatures is complicating the effort.


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Angelica Joshi, BA

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Update on pediatric COVID-19 vaccination

*Co-first authorship was earned, as each equally contributed to the methodical and rigorous review of the literature, writing, and editing of this article.


William A. Frese
William A. Frese, MD, MPH

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11-year-old boy with testicular pain and rash

An 11-year-old boy presented to the emergency department complaining of left testicular pain for 2 days, described as intermittent and stabbing, which ranged between 5 and 8 of 10 in intensity. Read the full case to see if you can correctly diagnose the patient.


Maria Fazal, MS3, MA

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A 6-month-old male with solitary mastocytoma

An otherwise healthy 6-month-old boy has a 1-cm area of recurrent blistering with surrounding erythema on his right cheek that developed shortly after birth.


Martha Pichardo Gonzalez, MD | Image Credit: Author provided
Martha Pichardo Gonzalez, MD

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Suspicious facial swelling in a 22-month-old girl

A 22-month-old female patient with sickle cell disease on folic acid and penicillin prophylaxis with a 3-day history of nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, fever and decreased oral intake presents to the emergency department (ED) for acute facial swelling noted when she woke up from a nap. What's the diagnosis?


H. Steven Moffic, MD

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Examining the state of mental health in the United States

Is the United States doing a worse job at caring for its citizens mental health than countries like the Netherlands?


Maria S. Rueda Altez, MD

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What we now know about the COVID-19 Delta variant

Experts answer pediatricians’ and parents’ top questions about this COVID-19 strain’s impact on children.


Shelly Joseph, MD

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Neonatal feeding in practice: Nutrition principles for babies with a history of intestinal injury or resection

A history of intestinal injury can create some feeding challenges for infants. Here are some of the causes, feeding guidelines, and approaches to feeding difficulties to use in practice.


Shawn Dickerson

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Why cybersecurity education is key to protecting your medical practice

Cyberattacks on healthcare networks have increased exponentially in recent years, but there are steps to protect your practice.


Helen Park

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Looking at the scalp and nails during a skin exam is key

A presentation from the 2021 virtual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference & Exhibition urges including examination of the scalp and nails during any skin exam.


Nina Cosdon

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Which COVID-19 variant caused the most severe disease in children?

Children were hospitalized the most during the Omicron variant, but disease outcomes were the least severe during this variant period.


Elizabeth Lefave, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, AE-C

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The Dx and Rx of food allergies

With the incidence of food allergies continuing to go up, understanding the diagnostic process and available treatment is important.


Deborah Young, MD

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Shoulder pain following a hornet sting in a 2-year-old

A 2-year-old girl with a 36-hour history of left shoulder redness and pain. She developed a fever 24 hours prior to presentation. She was stung by a hornet on multiple areas of her left upper extremity 10 days earlier. What’s the diagnosis?


David Hutton

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Children with vision impairment more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety

A study by Orbis International found that children with myopia experienced significantly higher levels of depression and anxiety than their peers without vision impairment.


Cole Papakyrikos, MD

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Healing the young athlete with OTC medications

A variety of nonprescription treatments, supplements, and patches can alleviate pain for children and adolescents.


Bolanle Akinsola, MD

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Shoulder pain following a hornet sting in a 2-year-old

A 2-year-old girl with a 36-hour history of left shoulder redness and pain. She developed a fever 24 hours prior to presentation. She was stung by a hornet on multiple areas of her left upper extremity 10 days earlier. What’s the diagnosis?


Brian Iriye, MD

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Considering consumerism in health care

Patients’ ability to choose can affect your practice.


Marco Meglio

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Rural health care challenges go beyond a lack of doctors

Study finds financial, cultural barriers to care common among rural residents.


Nicolas Meade, MS

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Untangling comorbidities in gender diverse children and adolescents

LGBTQ+ children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable during these unprecedented times.


William F. Balistreri, 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.


Marissa Fox

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Using education to tackle parents' concerns about the flu shot

Educating families to alleviate fear in pediatric populations regarding the flu vaccine will improve the vaccination rate and protect high-risk children. Due to the negative effects of the flu in children with diabetes, it is vital that at-risk youth be vaccinated.


Emily Aron, MD

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Helping first-year college students manage expectations and stress

As the first day of college looms for many students attending for the first time, pediatricians may be confronted with patients experiencing a range of emotions from excitement to stress and uncertainty.


Logan Lutton

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Better Together program helps extinguish burnout for female physicians

Better Together is a professional, structured coaching program designed by female physicians to address the burnout that is disproportionately experienced by women in medicine.


Ophthalmology Times Staff

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Children with vision impairment more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety

A study by Orbis International found that children with myopia experienced significantly higher levels of depression and anxiety than their peers without vision impairment.


Erin McCune

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Lower-extremity nodules in a 2-year-old girl

A 2-year-old girl presents with an itchy, bilateral leg rash. Additionally, the child had several bruises that felt like "hard welts" and were warm to the touch. What's the diagnosis?

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