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ACEs: Caught in the cross fireA physician’s curiosity leads to discovery of both the cause and a “cure” for the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on patient health.
Infant girl develops bulging sacral massA 3-week-old female presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a progressively enlarging, erythematous, seemingly painful lump on her back.
Growth-accommodating implants could repair heart valve defectsA new device for the heart is designed to accommodate a child’s growth, potentially improving the success rate of a valve repair and reducing the need for more operations.
Noninvasive imaging monitors early human brain developmentNew research looks at the role of maternal-placental-fetal interaction on cognitive function and disease.
Teenaged girl distressed by persistent rashA 16-year-old girl presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic brown rash over her central chest and back that developed over the preceding 6 months. She is embarrassed by the appearance.
Ears, nose, and throat, oh, my!From ear infections to croup to strep, I have found that the simplest diagnosis is often the best diagnosis.
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on vision screening in childrenDespite a lack of consensus on the importance of screening infants for vision problems, there is proof that screening preschoolers can catch serious problems and allow for corrections to prevent permanent vision loss.
The price of surviving childhood cancerSurviving cancer is challenging enough, but now a recent report highlights the fact that survivors face double the chronic health challenges of the general population as a result of curative cancer therapies.
Revisit the “5 Rights” to avoid medication errorsI highly recommend reading his article, and then reflecting on your current office- and hospital-based practices surrounding prescribing medications for children to determine areas to apply these best practice initiatives in your personal work settings.
Nominate a pediatric hero for our 2017 advocacy award
Nominate a pediatric hero for our 2017 advocacy awardNominations are now open for any pediatrician making meaningful change to improve patient well-being or transforming their community into a healthier place for children. Whether it’s founding a local diaper bank, passionately testifying before a local legislature on an acute children’s need, or spearheading a YouTube literacy program, we want to hear about these outstanding doctors and make their works viral.

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