Answering your most frequently asked questions

From the desk of Sofia Shakir, MDSofia Shakir, MDHappy Belated Memorial Day! Happy End of School Year! Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim families! May this month be filled with blessings and gratefulness. For this week ’s installment of our practice blog I thought it would be fun to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions by parents.  Although one of the most important objectives of our training as pediatricians is to identify healthy children from sick, most of our time as community pediatricians is spent having conversations with parents and children about their growth and development. One of my favorite questions to answer-1. How can I help my child be happy?A happy child is going to go through their childhood storing wonderful memories to draw upon as an adult.  They are more likely to have strong relationships with their peer group and their family.  A few practical tips I give parents. Be a happy role model.  Continue to foster your own interests, remain physically active, and volunteer in the community.  Be an advocate for your child at school.  A great way to do this is at the beginning of the school year.  Send a friendly email. That will open the lines of communication so that if a problem arises the teacher will feel comfortable coming to you to problem solve.  A child who is happy at school is likely to do better socially and academically.  Make sure to help your child find and exp...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

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This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
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Objectives/HypothesisTo study rates of respiratory complications/interventions among inpatient tonsillectomy patients in the United States and identify risk factors for these events.Study DesignRetrospective database review.MethodsChildren (age  
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Publication date: November–December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Luke E. Barry, Ciaran O'Neill, Chris Patterson, Joan Sweeney, David Price, Liam G. HeaneyBackgroundTreatment of severe asthma may include high-dose systemic corticosteroid therapy, which is associated with substantial comorbidity. There is evidence to suggest that this burden is not evenly distributed across age, sex, and corticosteroid exposure levels.ObjectiveTo examine the associations between age, sex, comorbidity, and patterns of health care cost across groups differentiated by...
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Publication date: November–December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Sarah Kyuragi Luthe, Atsushi Hirayama, Tadahiro Goto, Mohammad Kamal Faridi, Carlos A. Camargo, Kohei HasegawaBackgroundAlthough studies have demonstrated relations between obesity and incident asthma, little is known about the association of obesity with acute severity in adults hospitalized for asthma exacerbation.ObjectivesTo investigate the association of obesity with acute severity of asthma exacerbation.MethodsThis is a retrospective cohort study using population-based data of...
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