Discolored Sputum Does Not Signal Antibiotics | Medical Blog

Adults with acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection who present with discolored sputum appear to be prescribed antibiotics more often than those with clear/white sputum, according to a

Conference Highlights: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2011 | Conference Coverage reports that the SCCM annual congress addressed important issues in the management of critically ill and injured patients, including CNS disorders in pediatric patients, early metabolic

Conference Highlight: Society of Critical Care Medicine | Conference Coverage

New research presented at the 40th annual congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine from January 15-19, 2011 in San Diego addressed important issues in the

Infamous Study Linking Autism to Vaccines Called a “Fraud” | Medical Blog

The study that triggered worldwide controversy over childhood vaccinations linked to autism was found to be based on widely discredited research, according to a new report published in

Pediatric Surgery: Analyzing Informed Consent | Opinion Article

When performing surgery in adults, the processes preceding the operation are often routine for surgeons and patients, but surgery is anything but routine for parents of pediatric

Battling Obesity: Improving Interactions with Patients | Opinion Article

While new diagnostic and treatment options to battle obesity continue to be investigated, recognition is rarely given to the social consequences of obesity. Negative stereotypes and patient-provider interactions can lead to poor emotional and physical health among those who are obese.

Success in Recruiting Pediatric Specialists | Opinion Article

Hospitals and healthcare systems have continued to struggle with recruiting and retaining top pediatric medical talent. Effective recruiting and retention have long bedeviled professional institutions and organizations

Are Parents to Blame for Their Child’s Obesity? | Opinion Article

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years … but who or what is to blame? Over the past several

Dealing With Childhood Obesity | Opinion Article

New clinical guidelines on the treatment of exacerbations in cystic fibrosis have been released, making important recommendations with regard to synergy testing and use of chronic therapies.

Assessing Follow-Up Screenings in Childhood Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research has shown that women who are treated with chest radiation for a pediatric malignancy have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer at a young

Conference Highlights: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010 | Conference Coverage

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or AAOS, held its 2010 annual meeting from March 9 to 12 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of

Minimizing Distress in Children Before Surgery | Opinion Article

More than 3 million children in the United States have major surgery every year, and these procedures often require them to undergo general anesthesia. The prospect of

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