Disparities in Care: Beyond Insurance

A Minnesota study suggests the ACA’s Medicaid expansion won’t be enough to reduce persistent health care disparities among minority groups.

Colorectal Cancer Screening and the Pediatric Subspecialist

Colorectal and related cancers can develop in children with a hereditary susceptibility condition called Lynch syndrome. But what is the role of pediatric subspecialists in screening?

Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease Report Poor Risk Knowledge and High-Fat Diets

A new study suggests that CHD survivors may lack knowledge about their disease and would benefit from education about future risks and health behaviors.

Physician Commentary: Informing the Discussion on rhGH for Idiopathic Short Stature

Growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature has remained controversial. Based on my experience and that of others, I recommend treatment.

A New Take on Obesity Prevention: The Maternal-Child Relationship

A recent study indicates that poor quality maternal-child relationships during early life are associated with a higher prevalence of adolescent obesity.

Getting to the Point

Most hospitals have replaced sharp needles with plastic, blunt tips to reduce the risk of needle stick injury. Are these “safety” needles actually safe?

Stressed Out

Abuse, neglect and family dysfunction can lead to “toxic stress,” a growing public health concern that can disrupt a child’s brain development.

Mystery Rising

Data shows that the global incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing. What the data doesn’t show is why.

Art Feature: Neuroblastoma In Focus

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, shares an image from his clinical research on neuroblastoma.

An Unwelcome Blast from the Past

Physicians in Tennessee reported a rash of cases of VKDB last year. Now, the CDC wants to know if it’s a sign of a national trend.
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