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How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.

Expert’s Corner: Whitney Dunlap on spring allergies

Expert’s Corner: Whitney Dunlap on spring allergies

Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.

Expert’s Corner: Physician-scientist on why he recommends probiotics

Expert’s Corner: Physician-scientist on why he recommends probiotics

In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist John Haran, MD, discusses why he often recommends probiotics to his patients for the beneficial effect that they have on their gut microbiome.

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.

DiFranza calls on FDA to ‘act with uncharacteristic speed’ to regulate e-cigarettes

DiFranza calls on FDA to ‘act with uncharacteristic speed’ to regulate e-cigarettes

Youth nicotine addiction expert Joseph DiFranza comments on the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Youth Tobacco Survey that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014.

Expert’s Corner: Roula Choueiri, MD, on detecting autism spectrum disorders

Expert’s Corner: Roula Choueiri, MD, on detecting autism spectrum disorders

Roula N. Choueiri, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, offers advice to parents and caregivers concerned that their child might have an autism spectrum disorder. 

Why your medical doctor should examine your teeth

Why your medical doctor should examine your teeth

Good oral health is essential for overall health, and primary care doctors have an important role to play in their patients’ dental health. Family physician and oral health advocate Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, explains why and how in this Expert’s Corner video.  

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.

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