Pediatrics in Depth
Gambling and children: Betting against the future of young lives
BY:Richard M. Buchta, MD, Donald W. Black, MD, Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH
Gambling among youth is an underrecognized problem. To prevent serious consequences of this activity over the short term and during adulthood, the authors recommend that you screen patients for a gambling habit and refer those in whom you uncover cause for concern.
Severe brain injury: Helping patient and family on the long road back
BY:James A. Blackman, MD, MPH
Traumatic brain injury affects virtually every aspect of the patient's—and family's—life. Here's what to expect in the aftermath and how to help the family deal with the often overwhelming demands of rehabilitation and return to home and community.
Getting England into shape: Is there a lesson for the States?
BY:Julia A. McMillan, MD
In November 2004, the British government announced a comprehensive campaign to address major health threats to the country's population. Their efforts raise a question: Where does the role of the physician stop and the responsibility of society begin?
Fever: Separating fact from fiction
BY:Janet Serwint, MD, Michael T. Crocetti, MD
Concern about fever can lead parents—and health-care providers—to overmonitor and overtreat this common symptom. Accurate advice to parents begins with a clear understanding of fever on your part.