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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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Child develops sense of self Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

You’re scrolling through instagram and you see countless photos and videos of women in amazing shape and with what look like perfect bodies. You scroll past, stop at a few funny memes and keep scrolling without giving it another thought.  Your teens, however, are also scrolling through these images. MaybeContinue Reading

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gratitude - Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

The longing for the store bought dress: A lesson on gratitude and appreciation. August 19, 2020 During my high school years, finances were tight. I knew that my parents couldn’t afford to buy me many of the name brands that my friends were buying, so I just didn’t ask forContinue Reading