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Oklahoma Pediatricians & Family Physicians  Outline Recommendations for School Reopening

Oklahoma Pediatricians & Family Physicians Outline Recommendations for School Reopening

In an effort to unite Oklahomans in the shared goal of children returning to safe school settings, both for children’s well-being, and to help communities move forward through stress that we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (OKAAP) and the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) issue this statement.

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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...

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...