Gun violence

2024-02-29T10:57:47-05:00February 29th, 2024|HEALTH|

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long been an advocate for protecting our children from gun violence. Events like Columbine and Newtown and [...]

Darvo

2024-02-22T12:16:57-05:00February 22nd, 2024|HEALTH|

There are many identified patterns of behavior that we know about. One of them is the pattern used by men who sexually abuse [...]

Testing in dementia

2024-02-15T10:57:22-05:00February 15th, 2024|HEALTH|

Last week I wrote about neuropsychological testing in schools. Some people may have the perception that these tests are only useful in a [...]

Neuropsych testing

2024-02-08T10:57:16-05:00February 8th, 2024|HEALTH|

As a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, I saw many patients with learning disabilities. The school psychologist and the neuropsychological testing that they did [...]

Energy drinks

2024-02-01T11:01:15-05:00February 1st, 2024|HEALTH|

Energy drinks have become common. There have been medical studies to look at their effects in adolescents. A recent study looked at 782 [...]

Botulism

2024-01-25T11:13:41-05:00January 25th, 2024|HEALTH|

There is an old adage that goes, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove [...]

Extinction events

2024-01-18T10:45:18-05:00January 18th, 2024|HEALTH|

It has been almost 200 years since Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution. One of the key tenets of that theory is [...]

Adolescent pressures

2024-01-04T10:42:18-05:00January 4th, 2024|HEALTH|

I saw the play Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. It was a depiction of adolescent angst. There were a lot of themes about [...]

Type 2 diabetes

2023-12-28T10:38:07-05:00December 28th, 2023|HEALTH|

Type 2 diabetes is so common that it does not get the respect it deserves. In the United States it remains in the [...]

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