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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

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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

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“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds. “ -Aristotle August 6, 2020 Hey there! I hope you’re doingContinue Reading

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May 20, 2020 As pediatricians, we frequently receive updates regarding topics of interest that the Academy of Pediatrics finds important for us to be aware of. Recently, a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics caught my attention. They are recommending that doctors write a “PRESCRIPTION FOR PLAY!”.Continue Reading