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Now Your Smartphone Can Be Used to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

XPRIZE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Cameras in smartphones will inevitably replace nearly all portable cameras and camcorders, but could they also make basic medical instruments obsolete?

Parents Limiting Kids' Vaccine Exposure

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents

The medical advances that make young children less susceptible to mumps, polio and other diseases also mean that babies enter the world with a heavy v...

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Pacifier Relief for Mom In Time For Mother's Day

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

A new study brings great news for us guilt-ridden moms who used pacifiers to calm our kids.

Earth Week is for Mothers

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Earth Week started Sunday and there's nothing more powerful than moms doing their part for the Earth.

Watching Lives Crash In Slow-motion: A Pediatrician's Perspective On Youth Arrests

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

By age 23, 1 in 3 youth in the U.S. has been arrested for a non-traffic offense. To those who say that we can't afford to spend money on this now, or that government should stay out of people's lives, I say this: You can't escape 1 in 3.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is It All Just Hype? Sexting Among Teens Isn’t As Prevalent As Previously Reported

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The practice of teenagers engaged in "sexting" is far less widespread than previously reported, according to a new study released early Mo...

Generation Rx: Is Overmedication Endangering Our Kids' Health?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These new studies once again underscore the necessity for us as parents to communicate with our pediatricians and not be afraid to ask questions when a prescription is offered.

Modern Pediatrics Needs Health Care to Evolve

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Nowhere has modern pediatric care evolved more dramatically than in the arena of well-child care and preventive medicine. What has not evolved along with our scope of knowledge is our delivery system.

Pediatrician Visits Are Too Short

The Huffington Post | Sara Gaynes | Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents

Is your child spending enough time with their doctor? Possibly not. Nearly 80 percent of parents say their pediatrician spends less than 20 minutes wi...

Family Going Veggie? How To Make Sure They Get The Right Nutrients

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

While it's been well established that a vegetarian diet can be healthful and adequate in nutrition, children and teens do require age-appropriate intakes of certain nutrients.

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

Health Care Reform: We Need to Reframe the Questions

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

As a nation, even in this recession, we can claim remarkable prosperity relative to the rest of the world. Nowhere is this truer, incidentally, than in the highly profitable private health care industries.

Changing my Medical Practice to Make Room for A Vision

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am leaving primary care pediatric medicine to pursue a larger calling, to help a lost generation of children living without families in desperate settings.

Finding the 'Right' Doctor for Your Allergic Child

Susan Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Weissman

Thanks to the Internet, doctors have fallen from the grace of the All-Knowing and thanks to our health care system many parents cannot access the kind of care they would like for their children.

Confessions of a Worn-Out Pediatrician

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

It has been several years since I decided to leave medicine, but people still ask me about it. The full truth has as much to do with our health care system and our culture as it does with me.

Our Child's Pain: A Sleeping Enemy Stirs

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Moret

It's been nearly two years since our son's debilitating and excruciating pain in his left foot was first diagnosed as CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as RSD, Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy.

Amy Baxter, Buzzy: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Weaving Our Stories Into the Carpets of Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

I recently assisted in a surgical procedure in Kabul on a young boy. The chief surgeon was an Afghan man. I didn't know how he would respond to a woman as our fierce Asian eyes met over surgical masks.

Racing Safely to the Finish Line? Kids, Competition, and Injuries

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hilary Levey Friedman

Tongues have wagged and hands have been wrung since the tragic death of thirteen-year-old Peter Lenz during a practice session for a motorcycle competition this past August.

Pakistanis & Afghans: Brothers in the Dysfunctional Family of Muslim Countries

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

I came to Afghanistan with the expectation that I would be able to play the "Muslim card" and build alliances easily. Not exactly so.

Fatalism Is Contagious in Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

Afghanistan has the third highest under-five mortality rate in the world, with only Angola and Sierra Leone surpassing its abysmal numbers. One in five Afghan children do not reach their fifth birthday.

Virginia Woolf's Spirit Lives in Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

The question we must ask ourselves is whether our presence in Afghanistan will harm or hurt women, not whether we can use them as an excuse for an ongoing military assault of Afghanistan.

Decisions for the Babies of Kabul

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

Under the faces hardened by a life full of adversity, there is a keen realization amongst Afghans that life is provisional. For every 10,000 people, there are two -- count them, two -- physicians.