Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 18, 2008 0 Comments
    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy

    No two pregnancies are alike. This is especially true for pregnancy with twins.…

    Life With Twins #1—The News
    By: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin M.D. November 17, 2008 0 Comments
    Life With Twins #1—The News

    Throughout history, twins have always attracted a certain degree of attention and curiosity. Recently, high profile Hollywood mothers of multiples, like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez, have catapul…

    What’s got me excited now?
    By: Dan Imler MD November 14, 2008 0 Comments
    What’s got me excited now?

    One of the beauties of being a physician is that not only does your world encompasses the clinical aspects of health, but also involves many other disciplines as well. Often people assume that a docto…

    By: Dan Imler MD November 13, 2008 0 Comments
    What medicine will be like in 10-20 years

    This is a question that I’m often asked when talking to future physicians or people in general. Medicine has gone through some impressive, dynamic changes in the last ten to twenty years, even m…

    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine
    By: Dan Imler MD November 12, 2008 0 Comments
    Things to ask yourself prior to starting a career in medicine

    When people have asked me what it takes to be a physician, I usually tell them that there are three things that every doctor must have. And no, being scared of blood is not a deal breaker.…

    How I got here
    By: Dan Imler MD November 11, 2008 0 Comments
    How I got here

    Every doctor has a story of how they ended up in medicine. Mine goes like this. My parents instilled two things that looking back now were probably the reason I was drawn to become a physician. From m…

    What it's like to be a pediatric hospitalist
    By: Dan Imler MD November 10, 2008 0 Comments
    What it’s like to be a pediatric hospitalist

    First of all you might be wondering what a pediatric hospitalist does. Prior to about 10 years ago, when a child became ill enough to require hospital admission, their pediatrician would place them in…

    Your Most Impassioned Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 7, 2008 0 Comments
    Your Most Impassioned Stuff

    You will undoubtedly experience times during the progression of trying stuff in which you realize you love something, or equally important that you hate something.  Continuing to pursue endeavors tha…

    Medical Stuff Versus Healthcare Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 6, 2008 0 Comments
    Medical Stuff Versus Healthcare Stuff

    Although you may not be able to involve yourself in hands on medical care (actually treating patients), you can easily involve yourself in hands on healthcare (improving the limitless socio-economic f…

    And You Will Also Need Relevant Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 5, 2008 0 Comments
    And You Will Also Need Relevant Stuff

    While doing fun stuff is an important component to your med school app, relevant stuff is equally important. You’re going to need experience, paid or unpaid, in the field of medicine. This can be do…

    Go Wide
    By: Sally Greenwald November 4, 2008 0 Comments
    Go Wide

    Having a varied list of things in which you were involved will allow you at a later date to use this activity bank you’ve created to determine and explain a situation in which you were a leader, you…

    Study Hard and Do Stuff
    By: Sally Greenwald November 3, 2008 0 Comments
    Study Hard and Do Stuff

    You’re pre-med. You’ve made the decision to include the 8-9 prerequisite courses in your undergraduate education thereby unofficially taking the first step towards becoming a medical professional.…

    What It All Comes Down To
    By: Marianna Papageorge October 31, 2008 0 Comments
    What It All Comes Down To

    Ah yes, the actual application. The good news: a lot of it is already done for you. The bad news: not all of it is done for you. Your transcript, as a cumulative process, is basically finished. Your r…

    Summer Fun
    By: Marianna Papageorge October 30, 2008 0 Comments
    Summer Fun

    Summers of lounging about and wasting time are far behind you now. Universities want to see time well spent in the summer. This could mean traveling, working, studying, volunteering, doing research- a…

    Go One Step Further II: Standarized Tests & Extracurriculars
    By: Marianna Papageorge October 29, 2008 0 Comments
    Go One Step Further II: Standarized Tests & Extracurriculars

    Three dreaded letters that do not even stand for anything. Stand for nothing you say, then why is so much emphasis placed on standardized tests? The SATs (or ACTs if you prefer) are certainly one of l…

    One Step Further I: Academics
    By: Marianna Papageorge October 28, 2008 0 Comments
    One Step Further I: Academics

    Although it is almost self-explanatory to say, being grade conscious is always very important. Universities are first and foremost educational institutions and they care about your abilities in the cl…

    Finally!
    By: Marianna Papageorge October 27, 2008 0 Comments
    Finally!

    College. One little word that has come to embody a whole new experience defined by independence, education, enjoyment and growth. One little word that has come to plague many high school students due …

    Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 24, 2008 1 Comments
    Educating Children & Teens with CFS: The Show Must Go On

    Children and teens with CFS have many of the same issues as other children with chronic illnesses, confounded by the fact that they have an illness which is poorly understood, often misunderstood, and…

    Treatment of CFS
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 23, 2008 0 Comments
    Treatment of CFS

    In this ongoing five-blog series about managing CFS in children and teens, I regret that the treatment section will be the shortest! While CFS research is being done on many fronts, much about this di…

    The Diagnosis of CFS
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 22, 2008 0 Comments
    The Diagnosis of CFS

    As we have discussed previously, there is no diagnostic test for CFS. The diagnosis is a clinical one: the patient’s symptoms must meet the case definition criteria (See “Do I have CFS” box belo…