A quick tip from our friend Kim Nash: the American Academy of Pediatrics has published their updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule (PDF). For those of you caring for pediatric patients, good for your history gathering and anticipatory guidance.

The Teenage Brain

January 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

My wife often teases the girl-child that her brain is broken. As a teenager, there is still so much that is unformed; it’s maybe not broken per se, but there’s still much that is in progress. All of that was beautifully clarified listening to today’s episode of Fresh Air, as Terry Gross interviewed Dr. Frances Jensen of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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This is such a fascinating question: How Do Survivors of Domestic Violence Define Success for Themselves? It will be the topic of an upcoming webinar offered by the Battered Women’s Justice Project. The session will be held February 6th from 2-3:30pm CT. Click through for details:

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Writing this in anticipation of tomorrow’s massive storm–we’re only supposed to get the tail end of it, but Sasha’s trying to fly to San Diego from Baltimore for the child abuse conference (she’ll be teaching multiple sessions on Tuesday for those of you who are hoping to run into her), so we’re a tad concerned. It was pretty cold and dreary here in DC this weekend, so we spent a lot of time in our kitchen puttering around. But I spent a bit of time online catching up with the rest of the world; here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:

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Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers has an interesting webinar coming up with Dr. Carole Jenny: Medical Child Abuse and Medical Neglect–A Spectrum of Parent Behavior. The session will be held February 26th from 1-3pm CT. CMEs are available for physicians. Space is limited so register in advance (all webinars are archived, as well). Click through for a description:

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Suspect Exams

January 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

There’s been a lot of chatter on the IAFN community site about suspect exams as of late. I plan on weighing in (here, though, not on the community site), but I haven’t finished composing my thoughts on the subject. So until I make that happen, I am going to post this webinar coming up as part of the Tribal Forensic Health project:

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The Evil Hours

January 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

My new job means a 30 minute commute (if I’m lucky) each way. That’s long enough to give me some NPR time, and the ride home coincides with Fresh Air, one of my faves. Today, as I was hauling myself into the District for an appointment, I was able to listen to a really fascinating interview.

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The National Judicial Education Project has an upcoming webinar: The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault. The session will be held January 28th from 3-4:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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Failure (x 2)

January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

I believe in failure in the same way I believe in reading research, being early and drinking jasmine pearl tea every morning. I don’t think success is possible without failure. There’s no way to have huge success without also having huge failure along the way. I was having trouble sleeping the other night, so I (virtually) thumbed through my blog reader where I came across not one, but two different posts on failure.

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Apologies for missing December’s edition (along with just about everything else in December), but we’re back with a packed Articles of Note for this month. Some of you probably roll your eyes when I get all geeked out about what’s in the literature, but seriously…there’s some good stuff here (I know–I say this every time). As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list, just what’s caught my attention in the peer-reviewed journals. Take note, there are a few free full-text ones (marked as such).

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