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Make the Diagnosis: Spring 2021

A bright 16-year-old high school freshman overdue for a well visit turns a 5-minute encounter into a 2-hour holistic visit.

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Make the Diagnosis: Spring 2013

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A previously healthy 16-year-old girl presents with a 1-month history of increasing sleepiness. Over the last week, she has fallen asleep even while eating, causing her family to fear that she will choke. Once asleep, she is almost impossible to wake up.

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: Winter 2013

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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.