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!

    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…

    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 21, 2008 0 Comments
    The Enigmatic Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Today I’ll discuss the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and why this diagnosis is so confusing. Ironically, part of the confusion about CFS comes from its name. The focus on fatigue tends to ov…

    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis
    By: Donnica L Moore MD October 20, 2008 0 Comments
    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Brian’s Story & Making the Diagnosis

    Once derided as “the yuppie flu”, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is now recognized as a serious, often disabling, chronic illness which may affect anywhere from 800,000 to 2.2 million Americans.…

    Community, Conversation, and Democracy
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 17, 2008 0 Comments
    Community, Conversation, and Democracy

    Yesterday I moderated a panel on building and planning online communities as part of the E-Marketing Summit  Austin. We were speaking to a large room filled with marketing professionals.…

    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 15, 2008 0 Comments
    Participatory Medicine and the Democratization of Knowledge

    Gilles Frydman at e-patients.net (where the Greenes and I also blog) has posted a consideration of the term participatory medicine and the evolving sense of its meaning. Gilles starts with his own def…

    The Debate and the Conversation
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 14, 2008 0 Comments
    The Debate and the Conversation

    Will you be watching the presidential debate tonight? Alone, or with others? Many folks will be watching at public or private debate parties and gatherings, and many will be hanging out online via cha…

    The New Media Landscape
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 14, 2008 0 Comments
    The New Media Landscape

    When we think about how we can improve public dialog and debate, we have to consider the future of the media landscape – that’s where the conversation’s happening, and what we call m…

    Getting Past Polarization
    By: Jon Lebkowsky October 13, 2008 0 Comments
    Getting Past Polarization

    I feel most passionate about two things – one is the the Internet and the other is people and how they communicate, make connections, and form networks. My interest in people led me to the Internet:…