When children come to the hospital for an appointment, procedure, or inpatient stay, they’re often nervous and fearful for the unknown. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by check-in staff, nurses, and doctors. Often times though, there is another group of individuals who play a vital role in the patient experience and help patients take on… Read more »
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One of my main research interests is on childhood asthma, and in particular why and how obesity can make childhood asthma more severe. A few years ago we reported that obese children with asthma do not respond well to inhaled steroids, the main controller medication for asthma. In a recent study published in the American… Read more »
Dr. Jonathan Spahr, Children’s pulmonologist, explains why he supports the proposed Allegheny County e-cigarette regulation.
One of the most fundamental desires of parents is to comfort their children when they are in pain. Here are steps that parents can take to relieve common types of pain in children. Pain with vaccines Pain with vaccine injections is one of the most common types of pain that children experience. In addition to… Read more »
Today, the Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline, which is titled “Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the March 2017 print issue of The Journal of… Read more »