Category Archives: Pediatrics

The future: Opioid education for kindergartners?

As opioid abuse continue to plague the nation, the possibility of educating young children on this topic comes into question. Philadelphia attempts to achieve this to help combat the growing problem with opioids in society. Full article: https://goo.gl/kquFTY  

The future: Opioid education for kindergartners?

As opioid abuse continue to plague the nation, the possibility of educating young children on this topic comes into question. Philadelphia attempts to achieve this to help combat the growing problem with opioids in society. Full article: https://goo.gl/kquFTY  

Instant language translation with just an earpiece and an app

For those of us who have tried, but have not quite perfected our medical Spanish, we rely on live interpreters or the assistance of apps such as Google Translate to communicate with our patients.  A live interpreter is the ideal,

Instant language translation with just an earpiece and an app

For those of us who have tried, but have not quite perfected our medical Spanish, we rely on live interpreters or the assistance of apps such as Google Translate to communicate with our patients.  A live interpreter is the ideal,

Detecting drug allergies before they occur?

Having recently completed a rotation on the Allergy and Immunology service I was interested in learning about a new device designed to detect in vitro allergic reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics.  While this device is able to deliver cheaper and faster

Detecting drug allergies before they occur?

Having recently completed a rotation on the Allergy and Immunology service I was interested in learning about a new device designed to detect in vitro allergic reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics.  While this device is able to deliver cheaper and faster

A virtual approach to asthma education

Wizdy app helps kids learn about their own asthma by having them take care of a pet asthmatic dragon. How fun and informative, I’d name mine Puff! Full article: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/02/12/harvard-ilab-wizdy-games-for-kids-asthma-and-allergies/

A virtual approach to asthma education

Wizdy app helps kids learn about their own asthma by having them take care of a pet asthmatic dragon. How fun and informative, I’d name mine Puff! Full article: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/02/12/harvard-ilab-wizdy-games-for-kids-asthma-and-allergies/

Continuous glucose monitors gaining ground?

A patch offering continuous glucose monitoring has just been approved in the European Union for children and adolescents. This neat little device means no more pin pricks, better monitoring during sleeping hours, and graphical readouts. Is anybody else surprised this

Continuous glucose monitors gaining ground?

A patch offering continuous glucose monitoring has just been approved in the European Union for children and adolescents. This neat little device means no more pin pricks, better monitoring during sleeping hours, and graphical readouts. Is anybody else surprised this

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Are Wearables for Babies a Good Idea?

Wearables are now available to track your baby’s oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing patterns, temperature, and sleeping position — however, experts question the usefulness of these devices. These products are marketed to give parents peace of mind, but may be

Are Wearables for Babies a Good Idea?

Wearables are now available to track your baby’s oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing patterns, temperature, and sleeping position — however, experts question the usefulness of these devices. These products are marketed to give parents peace of mind, but may be