Articles and Publications

Substance Abuse in Pediatrics: Opportunities for Preventive Steps

Substance Abuse in Pediatrics: Opportunities for Preventive Steps

The topics of opioids and substance abuse are everywhere nowadays. We hear about it in the news, we learn about it in school, and we see it in our communities. Statistically speaking, more and more of us are affected by the impact substance abuse has on our families and friends. Addiction Medicine, although it has been around for decades, was recently recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2016 as its separate medical subspecialty, in which providers can gain additional training on this salient issue. This topic affects all of us in our community and healthcare providers – regardless of whether we’re taking care of babies or the elderly.

A Positive Mindset with Gratitude is Lifechanging

A Positive Mindset with Gratitude is Lifechanging

By Hokehe Effiong , MD What is the word that has been seared in my mind and has saved me from the doldrums of daily life, of simply waking up, doing the daily tasks, sleeping at night, rinse and repeat; the word that has awakened me to the possibilities that abound,...

Infant Hearing Screening in the Medical Home

Infant Hearing Screening in the Medical Home

It is critical that children with undetected hearing loss be identified so that appropriate medical and audiologic management can be provided1 in a timely manner. The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) recommends all newborns receive a newborn hearing screening...

Apps for Breastfeeding Support

Apps for Breastfeeding Support

Malinda Webb, MD, FAAP I hope that you had a wonderful Breastfeeding Month in August! Most of you probably have a few medical apps that you find indispensible or at least helpful in your day to day practice.  There are a few breastfeeding related ones that you...

Oklahoma’s Resident in the Spotlight – Erin King

Oklahoma’s Resident in the Spotlight – Erin King

Hi! My name is Erin King and I am currently a PGY-1 pediatrics resident at OU Children’s in Oklahoma City. I grew up in central Texas and did not think that my journey would bring me to Oklahoma City, but I am beyond happy that this is where I ended up! I wasn’t...