Hugs, whether giving or receiving them, make us feel good. Hugs are comforting, demonstrate caring acts of kindness, and genuinely express an emotional interaction, with or without words between 2 or more individuals.
In children with mild-to-moderate asthma triggered by inhaled allergens, immunotherapy might be a good supplement to long-term medication use.
E-cigarette marketing targeted at adolescents plays a significant role in the uptake of e-cigarette use, as well as the use of traditional cigarettes.
College students with a history of waived vaccinations often refuse to receive updated immunizations, according to a new report.
A third dose of the mumps vaccine for everyone—not just those in outbreak areas—may help combat a resurgence of the virus, according to a new report.
Homeless children face a multitude of problems, and clinicians have little guidance on the best ways to help them.
Trained volunteer cuddlers provide the magic of human touch to help preemies and convalescing newborns thrive.
Children who are overweight or obese are potentially at risk for developing diabetes, but there’s more to identifying prediabetes than just obesity.
Jon Matthew Farber, MD, shares more observations on office practice and some useful websites for patient information.
A 9-year-old boy presents for evaluation of white spots on his hands, elbows, knees, and legs. There is also a ring around a mole on his back. The patient’s parents first noted areas of depigmentation on his trunk and extremities, and his lesions have spread particularly in areas of trauma. The lesions were most noticeable in the summer when tanning increased the contrast between the involved and uninvolved areas of his body.