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Opioids: The menace in our midstOpioids have impacted every population served by all healthcare providers in the United States and by now every nurse practitioner (NP) has been exposed to the opioid scourge. Perhaps it’s time to reassess the role for NPs in caring for their individual populations confronting an opioid crisis.
Diagnosing and managing otitis mediaA common problem in young children, ear infections often are the subject of debate when it comes to management techniques.
Vitamin D supplementation in nursing mothers and infantsThere are challenges to defining normal or healthy levels of vitamin D. The question, therefore, is whether to recommend vitamin D supplementation for breastfeeding mothers, their breastfed infants, or both.
Herbs are helpful, but use with caution in childrenMore and more parents are using herbal medications to manage their children’s health conditions, but which ones are safe and how are they used?
Universal autism screening and early intervention supported by AAPDespite recommendations from federal overseers that universal autism screening has little benefit, experts in autism remain steadfast in their belief that early screening and intervention improves outcomes.
How to spot brain and skin spots, and how to manage themWhen is a spot not just a spot? Children can sprout a variety of discolorations, and it takes a trained eye to know when to investigate further.
Obesity prevention doesn’t have to be expensiveObesity can be a difficult—and costly—issue to manage, but there is new evidence to help make interventions to fight obesity more effective and less expensive.
Talk the talk: Early language exposure impacts brain developmentIt’s no secret that babies love to look at their parents’ faces and hear their voices, but pediatricians are now being challenged to help parents understand that what they say to their children in the first years of their life can have a lasting effect on their brain development and scholastic achievement.
Tackling the flu and RSVEvery pediatrician has experience with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but there are still many cases in which these illnesses are misdiagnosed or mismanaged.
What’s new, what’s changed on the vaccine frontIt’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest news about vaccines, particularly when so many parents today are questioning the safety and necessity of vaccinations.

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