kids and their heritage and a second language. Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

October 28, 2020 I was reading an article the other day in JAMA Pediatrics about how patients that didn’t speak English had more complications in the hospital than patients that spoke English.  I mean, much worse….These children were twice as likely to have an adverse outcome during their hospital stayContinue Reading

stress and kids Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

October 21, 2020 “She is having headaches and she is nauseous every morning before school. At night, she has trouble sleeping and comes into my room at night. I’m worried.”  If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Doctors all over the country are seeing more and more patientsContinue Reading

February 5, 2020 “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”-Albert Einstein It is uncertain when babies understand language. We see two month old infants smiling in response to a smile and cooing as they try to communicate. We observe babies as young as 6 months oldContinue Reading