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New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

UMass Medical School pediatric experts Angela L. Beeler, MD, and Lynda Young, MD, weigh in on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. 

Perinatal depression expert urges calm on study linking antidepressant use to autism

Perinatal depression expert urges calm on study linking antidepressant use to autism

Perinatal depression expert Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, is urging calm after the release of a large-scale study that found a link between increased incidence of autism spectrum disorder in children of women who use antidepressants while pregnant.

Expert’s Corner: Family physician Ron Adler on cancer screenings and overdiagnosis

Expert’s Corner: Family physician Ron Adler on cancer screenings and overdiagnosis

Ronald Adler, MD, employs a patient-centered approach to care and strongly advises that physicians balance cancer screening recommendations with patient needs as a means to protect against overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

Ob/gyn group recommends IUDs, hormonal implants to reduce unintended pregnancies

Ob/gyn group recommends IUDs, hormonal implants to reduce unintended pregnancies

UMMS ob-gyn expert Tara Kumaraswami, MD, welcomes new recommendations to expand prescribing of long-acting reversible contraceptives as the safest and most effective means to reduce high rates of unintended pregnancy, especially among teens.

UMMS colorectal expert urges caution on new WHO processed meat warning

UMMS colorectal expert urges caution on new WHO processed meat warning

Colorectal surgeon Karim Avali, MD, said a new warning from the World Health Organization linking processed meats and red meat to cancer doesn’t mean patients have to completely cut those foods out of their diets.

UMass primary care doctors won’t change how they treat high blood pressure before findings of halted NIH clinical trial are published

UMass primary care doctors won’t change how they treat high blood pressure before findings of halted NIH clinical trial are published

Early findings from a major NIH study appear to show significant cardiovascular benefits from lowering the recommended systolic blood pressure for adults over age 50 at elevated risk for heart disease, but some primary care doctors at UMMS will proceed cautiously before making any changes with their patients.

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.

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