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Make the Diagnosis

A 5-year-old boy presents for an annual well visit. His parents report he has recently had an increased appetite along with increased energy levels and that he constantly complains about being warm with occasional complaints that his heart is “beating fast.”

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Thyroid Cancer Happens

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Read a case study from the Diabetes Center about a 14-year-old female and her eventual diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Talking Sex with Toddlers

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Cindy W. Christian, MD, director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health, and medical director of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, talks about how the best weapon against pedophiles and sexual predators is helping families understand the importance of knowledge and communication.

Make the Diagnosis

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A 14-year-old female presents for a routine sports physical. She is a long-time patient of your practice and has been previously healthy, to include normal growth and development and onset of menses at 12 years of age. On exam you notice a mass in her anterior neck, midway between her chin and clavicles.

Saying Goodbye

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No amount of preparation can get you ready for saying goodbye. Jason Freedman, MD, shares the first time he had to tell a patient he would die of his cancer.