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Watercooler wisdom 2: Preventing (and treating) physician burnoutPhysician “burnout” has become a popular topic in medical journals. It is worthwhile to discuss this important topic so we can recognize the symptoms of burnout, seek help when necessary, and change our work environment to prevent burnout and its consequences.
Pediatric hypertensionHypertension in children is not just a specialty problem. It's much more common in general pediatrics than community pediatricians might realize.
Wet pants and constipationThe relationship between the urinary tract and the lower gastrointestinal tract impacts urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urinary incontinence in children.
Antibiotics, UTI, and VURThe diagnosis and treatment of reflux in children with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) keeps evolving—it's hardly a settled issue. Regarding antibiotic prophylaxis in these children, said Saul P. Greenfield, MD, FAAP, FACS, the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial reveals that it may be better to overtreat than undertreat.
Why kids and teens commit suicide (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in Pediatrics that examined why kids and teens are committing suicide; how they are doing it; and what groups were most likely to do it.
Strategies to minimize liability risk in pediatric practiceGiven the crucial role pediatricians play in the health of children and in the US healthcare system in general, it is vitally important that pediatric practices understand what the actual legal obligations and risks are for providing pediatric services.
Counsel parents on environmental health issuesPediatricians are often asked questions by parents about the effect of environmental exposures on the health of their children. Although some environmental exposures can be detrimental to children’s health, not all are despite the often erroneous claims made by the media.
How to diagnose neurologic problems in neonatesThe presentation described a number of neonatal neurology issues about which pediatricians commonly have questions and described an efficient and evidence-based approach to doing a neonatal neurology exam called the Dubowitz exam.
New recommendations for preventing food allergiesWith studies showing that delaying introduction of highly allergenic food making food allergies more likely, new recommendations shed light on when and how to introduce these foods.
Updated guideline for “brief resolved unexplained events”A recently published 2016 guideline by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends replacing “apparent life-threatening event” or ALTE with the more accurate term “brief resolved unexplained event” or BRUE.

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