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Todd Shryock

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Health leaders devoting more money to defend against cyber attacks

Attacks are having an effect on care delivery, according to a cybersecurity study.



Christopher Reist, MD

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Considering anger among health care professionals

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


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Joshua Fitch, Senior Editor

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FDA approves pitolisant for narcolepsy patients aged 6 years and older

The decision makes pitolisant the first and only FDA-approved, non-scheduled treatment option for daytime sleepiness in this patient population.


Poliana Da Silva, MD

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A case of acute psychosis that will make your head spin

A 12-year-old previously healthy male was transferred to a children's hospital from a psychiatric unit for new onset psychosis and an abnormal electroencephalogram. What's the diagnosis?


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Lori Handy, MD, MSCE

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The changing landscape of RSV prevention

New immunizations for RSV are making this respiratory infection preventable in ways it never was before. Here is the latest news on recent approvals and future outlooks.


Alison S. Tothy, MD

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Subgaleal hematoma after takedown of braided hair

A previously healthy 2-year-old African American female with braids presented to our hospital with 2 days of right-sided face and head swelling. What's the diagnosis?




Leila Jerome Clay, MD

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The vaccine-hesitant patient

Best tactics for pediatricians when speaking with patients who resist immunization.


Jane M. Carnazzo, MD

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How to correctly diagnose and treat community-acquired pneumonia

The winter season of respiratory diseases is nearly here. Knowing how to manage community-acquired pneumonia is essential.


Keith Loria

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Optimizing outcomes for pediatric infusion therapy

An expert offers considerations and developmentally appropriate interventions to promote high-quality, patient-centered pediatric infusion care.


Jack M. Gorman, MD

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Considering anger among health care professionals

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


Frances Grimstad, MD, MS

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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.


Jennifer Thompson, MD

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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.


Taish Malone, PhD, LPC-S

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Examining the biopsychosocial explanations for gender disparities in autism

Recent research suggests females with autism may need their own set of parameters on which to be measured.


Bridget McCoy, MD

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Psychosis in an 18-year-old male

Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.


Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD, MS

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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.


Amy Gallop, MD

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Psychosis in an 18-year-old male

Alex, an 18-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of paranoia, agitation, and disorganized behavior. He had no psychiatric history or prior mental health contact and no known medical conditions.


Joel A. Vilensky, PhD

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Can newborns breathe and swallow at the same time?

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


Amy L. Kiskaddon, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS

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Pediatric obesity presents complexities in medication dosing

Amy L. Kiskaddon, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS, discusses how medication doses need to be adjusted for pediatric patients with obesity.


William Kenan

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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?


Gary Marshall, MD

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Safety and Efficacy of Cell Based Influenza Vaccines

Gary Marshall, MD, discusses the safety and efficacy of cell based influenza vaccines and some of the knowledge gaps that remain about influenza virus in children.


Amy W. Zawacki, MD | Image Credit: Author provided
Amy W. Zawacki, MD

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Hypothermia and abnormal eye movements in a 5-week-old infant

A 5-week-old female infant born at 38 weeks presents to her pediatrician with abnormal eye movements. What’s the diagnosis?


Amanda Clouser, PharmD

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Harmful excipients for pediatric patients

Evidence suggests some pharmaceutical excipients in medications may have adverse effects on pediatric patients. Here’s what you should know.


Mahmoud Hassanein, MD | Image Credit: Author provided
Mahmoud Hassanein, 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?


Molly Siver, PharmD

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The latest FDA approvals for children’s medications

Read the latest medications for pediatric patients approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.


Russell Libby, MD, FAAP

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Crossover symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza

As respiratory viruses and COVID-19 variants lurk seemingly everywhere, here’s how best to detect and differentiate.


Caitlyn Bradford, PharmD

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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.


Chelsie Derman

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Children with sleep disorders have double the odds of increased health care usage

A new study explored increased health care utilization of children among several specific sleep disorders, race, and age.

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