Kids and infectious diseases: It’s been a difficult season

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The flu strain spreading around this year is mainly Influenza A type H3N2, but it is slightly different from the H3N2 in this year’s... Read more

How could marijuana legalization affect teens?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics issued on Monday a new policy statement on marijuana that covers in detail many issues about marijuana in... Read more

How much rest does my child need after a concussion?

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For adolescent and young adults returning to everyday activities after a concussion, taking two days of strict mental rest and then easing... Read more

Why we should be worried about e-cigarettes

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Electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) worry the heck out of me. In recent years, we’ve seen a markedly decrease in the smoking... Read more

CDC advisory: Infant death caused by contaminated probiotic powder

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently put out a health advisory after a premature infant in Connecticut died in October of... Read more

What’s the latest on the mysterious polio-like disease affecting US kids?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a request that all providers stop using several immunomodification treatments... Read more

What is the harm of overdiagnosis?

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When I was an adolescent, I loved the cartoon Rocky and Bullwinkle. Along with the humor, it had a very adult satirical point of view. One... Read more

Altruism: Nature or nurture?

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Why are some children kind to others and other children just plain mean? The root cause of altruism, and conversely selfishness or even evil... Read more