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In 2005, a bizarre syndrome consisting of severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, loss of consciousness, and central hypoventilation was reported in 4 young women with ovarian teratoma (OT).
Teenaged pregnancy rates in the United States continue to be among the highest in the industrialized nations.
As a pediatrician accompanying friends, family, or youth groups, or because of coincidental proximity to accidents, we may be looked on to provide initial medical care for injured or sick children (or adults) in a wilderness setting...
Although nearly 80% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 50% of mothers are still breastfeeding at 6 weeks, and less than 15% are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.
The reduction of blood lead levels (BLLs) in children in the United States over the past 4 decades is a great public health success. There are, however, groups of children who are at higher risk for lead exposure.
The ongoing US measles outbreak underscores the importance of childhood vaccines—opponents of vaccination notwithstanding, say experts.
Pertussis has recently made an unwelcome comeback. The resurgence of this disease, also known as "whooping cough," leaves pediatricians with a number of problems.
The parents of a healthy 11-month-old girl eagerly seek a consultation for a recurrent blistering brown bump on the baby’s right cheek, present since birth. Recently, the blistering episodes seem to be decreasing, although the bump...

CASES
Toddler with spiking fevers and ...

A 1-year-old boy with a 2-week history of fever and rash arrived at the emergency department for the second day in a row.

Painful lesions target girl’s hands, ...
Boy’s “mole” appears overnight
Infant girl in critical respiratory ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Get your practice vibe on!

Even customer service, as vital to patients as it is, does not stand alone to create a stellar impression on patients. ...

To sell or not to sell ... that is ...
Dermatology ranks second to last in ...
Downsizing: making your website ...

MOC Blog
MOC reform: Latest developments

Although I’ve been writing articles for Contemporary Pediatrics since 1988, I have never received as much supportive ...

MOC controversy: Issues and answers
MOC: A view from the trenches
To MOC or not to MOC?

DISPATCHES
Coding grief

Kevin's mother and father came to what should have been his 4-month group well-child appointment without him.

A medical home far away from home

Andrew J. Schuman, MD, FAAPPEDS V2.0

Dr. Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.

Michael G. Burke, MDJOURNAL CLUB

Dr. Burke, section editor for Journal Club, is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Kathryn FoxhallEYE ON WASHINGTON

Ms Foxhall is a freelance writer in the Washington, DC, area.

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