pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

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Childhood Diabetes and a New Medicine – Part 1

I’d like to talk today about a “new med” for “juvenile diabetes.”

By ‘childhood diabetes’ I mean the ‘type 1’ diabetes that used to be most predominant in childhood as opposed to the ‘type 2’ which used to be most predominant in adulthood. Two different diseases which, confusingly, have the same name.

Leg Pain on One Side in Children – Perthes Disease

Leg pain on one side, without known injury, usually means that a child (usually a boy) needs to see his Pediatrician for a thorough exam. Boys, as most parents know (and despite the political attempts at uni-sexing children), are a lot more likely to inflict injury on themselves due to their general activity preferences.
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Amblyopia and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

There are two things which a trained pediatrician usually checks for more frequently than other physicians who see children: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip(DDH) and Amblyopia (lazy eye).

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, or DDH (formerly CDH), occurs when the hips of a new born infant are either inadequately or inappropriately developed at birth. The acetabulum (socket) of the pelvis is too shallow to allow the head (ball) of the femur (large leg bone) seat well, so it continually pops out.