Facial Nerve Palsy in a Female Teenager
September 13, 2012
A 14-year-old female presented with a 1-week history of right-sided facial numbness. Ear pain on the affected side was the first symptom and was followed by progressive paresthesia. She was otherwise asymptomatic.
February 3, 2012
A 17-year-old girl being treated for mild acne, anxiety, and depression, presented with an ankle “bruise” related to an injury sustained 2 years earlier. Symptoms resolved with treatment, but the hyperpigmentation persisted.
Each year in this country, physicians prescribe medications to treat ADHD in nearly 3 million children. The safety of these agents has been the subject of some debate. Read More
An apparently healthy 6-year-old girl was accompanied by elementary school staff to an initial visit with a... Read More
Despite its caveats and good intentions, the AAP guideline will surely invite an inappropriate glut of... Read More
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommends routine screening for anxiety in childhood, querying various sources (child, parent, teacher) about anxiety symptoms... Read More
ADHD and Sleep Disorders in Children
June 13, 2012
Sleep changes associated with psychotropic drugs are common enough to justify routinely obtaining a baseline sleep diary before beginning treatment, even when the initial screening for sleep disorders indicates that no further investigation is needed.
Video: ADHD Is Not a "One-Size-Fits-All" Disorder
April 16, 2012
In this video, Dr Damien Fair, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychiatry, at the Advanced Imaging Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University, discusses a new ADHD study.
October 17, 2012
Each year in this country, physicians prescribe medications to treat ADHD in nearly 3 million children. The safety of these agents has been the subject of some debate. More »
June 18, 2012
Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure. More »
October 26, 2011
A 2-year-old girl has been followed for developmental delays and slow weight gain by her pediatrician and early childhood... More »
October 17, 2011
Despite its caveats and good intentions, the AAP guideline will surely invite an inappropriate glut of... More »
October 5, 2011
An apparently healthy 6-year-old girl was accompanied by elementary school staff to an initial visit with a... More »
August 1, 2011
This 1-year-old African-American boy is being followed for developmental delays. His 35-year-old mother has no... More »
July 20, 2011
A 5-year old boy presented with these nonpruritic nonsuppurative painful erythematous nodules on his lower extremities.... More »
June 6, 2011
Bernard B is 4-years-old and has been followed by his pediatrician for a diagnosis of motor and speech delay.
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Making a Better Place to Live For Children With Autism
April 12, 2011
West Virginia (the state in which I practice) was not one of the 10 best places to live if you have autism, according to this year’s survey from Autism Speaks. Although thanks to a piece of legislation enacted this month, it is now a better place to live if you have autism. Your state can become better too.
Antibullying Efforts: What You Can Do
March 16, 2011
In a conference last week, President Obama announced a new Web site http://stopbullying.gov to help raise awareness about the issue. This is part of an effort to encourage cooperation between government agencies and educators to protect children from bullying based on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Are you an advocate for prevention? Share your antibullying efforts with colleagues.
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.
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