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Internal Medicine

How pediatricians can improve sexual and reproductive carePediatricians are falling short when it comes to adequately addressing sexual and reproductive healthcare for teenagers, but new guidance aims to offer strategies for improvement.
Health literacy: A challenge in diverse populationsHealth illiteracy is widespread across all populations, but it has the extra burden of language and cultural barriers in diverse and underserved populations. Here’s how pediatricians can help.
Ideal pain relief for musculoskeletal injury remains elusiveA comparison of a combination of oral morphine and oral ibuprofen with each of these drugs alone found that none of these options provided optimal analgesia for the pain of a musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I).
Be a health literacy catalystPediatric providers need to help patients and their parents develop critical thinking about their personal healthcare and the long-term outcomes from their decisions.
When parents say “no” to newborn nursery protocolsParental refusals of protocols in the newborn nursery do happen. Providers need to know how to respond to parents with patient-centered yet medically safe care for their newborns.
Impact of infant feeding method on childhood asthma (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent prospective birth cohort study published in Pediatrics that looked at different feeding methods for infants and whether the methods had any link to asthma.
How to transition adolescents with diabetes from pediatric to adult careWith planning, transitioning teenagers from pediatric care to adult care for their diabetes doesn’t have to be stressful for either patient or provider.
How to help kids face traumaMany children face trauma at some point in their lives, but training on resilience and open communication can help.
Therapy dogs to the rescue . . . warming our heartsMs. Hester presents a heartwarming story describing the puppy brigade program’s design and its process for helping children to heal at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio while receiving both inpatient and outpatient care.
Elevated CPK: No short cut to muscular dystrophy diagnosisA pediatrician with special training in neuromuscular disorders cautions that nothing replaces the traditional workup—a complete history and physical—for diagnosing neuromuscular complaints.