Posts by Bettina

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10 Ideas for an Inviting Pediatric Practice Space

When establishing a new practice, or renovating an existing one, first impressions are important – to children, adolescents and patient families alike. The waiting room and the overall practice feel…
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DNA Health Risk for Children from Stressed Environments

Socioeconomics Can Pose Risks The Journal of Perinatology published research on babies born to mothers who did not finish high school and determined that, possibly due to socioeconomic stress, those babies…
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Mental Health Worries: Conflicting Truths

Even though more than 17 million children in the United States have or have had a diagnosable mental illness, many of them do not receive treatment, according to a study by the Child Mind Institute (CMI)…
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Why Adolescent Medicine Matters – A Primer

In the ever-evolving world of digital technology, new tools to track and map our health appear on a daily basis. But to many, adolescent medicine may be a medical subspecialty with which you are not familiar.…
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Media Use By Children: Monitor and Model

We live in a time where exposure to all different types of technologies beyond TV, such as smartphones, computers, tablets, and all forms of social media, are an integral part, if not a dominant role in…