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Nov 11 14
“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people...
Oct 7 14
Almost every week, our offices in Chapel Hill are buzzing as we host meetings of test writing committees and subboards of the American Board of...
Sep 3 14
Thanks to all of you who responded to my last post about the mental health crisis among American children. Your comments confirm the impression I’ve...
Jul 11 14
As I travel around the country, I have the opportunity to meet many pediatricians who share with me information about the focus of their practice...
May 15 14
So began a tweet from the US embassy in Kabul 1:54 AM - 24 Apr 2014. Dr. Jerry Umanos, diplomate of the American Board of...
Mar 12 14
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to hear about advances and issues facing our profession from pediatricians from all across the country...
Dec 10 13
I have a recurring nightmare: I’m a sophomore in college, taking an engineering exam on differential equations that I don’t understand at all. It’s an...
Oct 30 13
Justin Vandergrift and his wife’s lives changed abruptly in August of 2011, when they rushed their daughter Kathryn to a North Carolina pediatrician. Eleven-year-old Kathryn...
Sep 12 13
The Fateful Call “At 9:30 am last December 14, a fateful phone call interrupted the day of Newtown Connecticut pediatrician Laura Nowacki, MD, FAAP”, reported...
Jul 13 13
“Never a Quiet Breath and the Power of Transparency” The Bottom Line: The redefinition of professionalism to include transparent disclosure of outcomes transformed cystic fibrosis...
Jul 12 13
My E-mails "There's no MOC Part 4 activity that relates to my area of practice. Is MOC just a game or a make-work activity?" So...

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