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.
In part 2 of this 2-part article, Drs Peter J. Taub and Paul Pierce discuss strategies to prevent skull deformation and treatment of infants with nonsynostotic plagiocephaly… Read More
A female infant born at 29 weeks' gestation after premature membrane rupture was admitted to the neonatal ICU in respiratory distress. Delivery was complicated by maternal fever and meconium-stained amniotic fluid… Read More
That’s the question we put to Dr John Harrington of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Dr Michael Paul and Rena Vanzo of Lineagen—provider of a new genetic testing… Read More
When rationalizing random acts of violence, it is important to consider the path leading up to the tragic event and be wary of current opinions propagated in the media. Is it mental illness or moral depravity—both?… Read More
February 12, 2010
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is the most common type of diabetes encountered in children. The incidence of T1DM in children is increasing in some populations. Early recognition of symptoms of T1DM is critical to avoid life-threatening metabolic decompensation. Such symptoms can include polyuria,... More »
February 4, 2010
A 5-ft 1-in, 183-lb 14-year-old girl was concerned about the areas of thickened hyperpigmentation on her posterior neck and in her cleavage.More »
January 7, 2010
My daughter has been overweight her whole life
and is always the largest kid in class. She’s just
started high school and wants so badly to feel
attractive, yet she cannot bear trying another
weight loss program. At 5 ft 6 in, she weighs
262 lb. Can you refer her to a surgeon so she can
have the... More »
January 5, 2010
An 11-year-old boy with 4-month history of acnelike rash on his face and both upper arms. Rash is associated with redness and itching. Application of adapalene gel resulted in no... More »
January 4, 2010
An overweight 13-year-old girl, with a body mass index of 29, presented with a lump in her axilla for the fourth time in the... More »
November 30, 2009
A 10-month-old breast-feeding boy was taken to the emergency department (ED) with a temperature of 40°C (104°F). Because he was on day 7 of treatment with amoxicillin for a previously diagnosed ear infection, unresolved otitis media was diagnosed. More »
October 20, 2009
In his plenary address of October 19, Dr Robert H. Lustig delivered a powerful, scientifically rigorous indictment of the central role of fructose in the current epidemic of childhood obesity. More »
October 6, 2009
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental health disorder treated by pediatricians.1 Some pediatricians may not have the training, clinical experience, or time to adequately evaluate and treat children with ADHD—and most may feel their skills are insufficient in... More »
September 22, 2009
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently doubled the amount of vitamin D that it recommends all infants, children, and adolescents receive each day—from 200 to 400 IU. Also new is the academy's recommendation that vitamin D supplementation begin as soon after birth as possible.... More »
May 18, 2009
Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States, and most medical practitioners encounter patients with asthma on a daily basis. The goal of this 2-part article is to discuss the diagnosis and management of asthma in children younger than 12 years. In part 1, we will... More »
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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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