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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can be a chronic and severe condition that often starts in adolescence. The telltale sign: children’s preoccupation with the idea that there’s something wrong with how they look, when in reality the...
Pediatric sports and activity participation is on the rise. It is estimated that up to 45 million children are involved in some form of athletics.1 On the whole, exercise is something to be encouraged in today’s children, with...
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.

Hypertension in an infant girl

A previously healthy 8-month-old girl presented to the emergency department with fever and increased work of breathing. ...

Curious bald spot on a young ...
Boy complains of acute onset twitching
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FDA's Avastin rules may not be ...

While FDA is proposing that bevacizumab (Avastin) for macular degeneration be used within 5 days of re-packaging to avoid ...

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Physicians should embrace electronic ...

If you haven't implemented e-prescribing in your practice, now is the time. In addition to improved efficiencies, it will ...

The importance of patient loyalty
Are your assets exposed?
How to fire a problem patient

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: A view from the trenches
MOC controversy: Issues and answers

Learning to care for mental health

I believe many physicians in primary care are troubled practicing in the current healthcare environment. Regardless of ...

Coding grief
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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.


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

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