Home Sleep Testing in Children

An estimated 2-4% of children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that occurs when the airflow into the lungs is obstructed at the upper airway level, causing airflow to start and stop during sleep. Over time, untreated OSA can lead to serious…

Pain in the Premature Infant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2014 about one of every ten infants was born premature in the United States. Prematurity is the leading contributor to infant death, especially for those infants born prior to 32 weeks, as well as…

Breast is Best for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is no longer considered a lifestyle choice, but rather a “basic health issue”.1 The American Academy of Pediatricians recognizes the enormous benefits for babies and also what often goes overlooked-the benefits for mothers from breastfeeding and the use of human milk. The United States…

Pediatric Diabetes Support Group

The group process is a powerful way for children and teens with a chronic illness to feel connected and learn from each other. Patients with diabetes or other chronic diseases often feel isolated because they have neither interacted with nor met anyone who has…

Mitochondrial Disease in Pediatrics

Each year, approximately 1,000 to 4,000 children in the United States are born with a mitochondrial disease.13 Mitochondrial disease encompasses a group of disorders often affecting a child’s ability to utilize cellular energy.1,4,8,15 The human body contains organelles which are specific structures that enable cells to…

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