Category Archives: Pediatrics

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

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/