Letters from Maine

Letters from Maine

Where a child eats breakfast is important

“Skipping breakfast and eating breakfast out of the home were linked to greater odds of psychosocial behavioral problems than eating breakfast at...

Letters from Maine

Is gender dysphoria contagious?

My sense is that the general population perceives an increase in the prevalence of gender dysphoria; neither of two studies on this issue answers...

Letters from Maine

Growing pains? ... Rubbish

Investigators who did a literature review on the topic determined that clinicians “should be wary of relying on the diagnosis to direct treatment...

Letters from Maine

Good news, bad news

Anecdotal evidence about weight gain and a decline in fitness point to the conclusion that when children are no longer in school, they settle into...

Letters from Maine

Our role in preventing postpartum depression

Simply making postpartum depression screening our own professional priority can save lives, ease suffering, and improve postpartum outcomes.

Letters from Maine

Caring for the young elite athlete

When faced with patients who are clearly on the elite sport pathway, our goal is to protect their health – both physical and mental.

Letters from Maine

Sugar highs and royal meltdowns

I’m curious: How do you respond when a parent in the office explains the child’s behavior as the result of a “sugar high”?

Letters from Maine

Moderate activity versus sweat equity

This study should not prompt us to throw up our hands and toss out the current recommendations of an hour of moderate activity.

Letters from Maine

The power of napping

As a child approaches the 6-month milestone, napping is a topic ripe for well-considered anticipatory guidance.

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