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Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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    | Infections, Young Adult

    Why Parents Should Leave the Room When I Ask About Sexual Health: An Acute Care Perspective

    I DIDN’T THINK I WAS AVOIDING THIS TOPIC, BUT MAYBE I WAS.... 1. My kids are definitely moving into the adolescent phase and I’m bracing myself for alllllll the health issues associated with that age group and risk-taking behaviors, and 2. In pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care, we see a fair number of kids/young adults come for reproductive/sexual health issues, and yet we don’t talk much about that. I certainly haven’t published much on it on my channels heretofore. Until today. Time to intro the evaluation of sexually transmitted infections in acute care. If I had to estimate, in my own career experience, I see a patient with the chief complaint of vaginal or penile “discharge” of some sort every other workday. Many acute care colleagues see it daily, and more- pelvic pain and pregnancy too. It’s happening, Carol--- kids are engaging in sexual intercourse, and as parents, adult mentors, and caregivers, we need […]

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    | Infections, Injuries, Safety

    Animal Bites

    I’m an animal lover. Really, all kinds. I’m not especially grossed out by snakes or spiders, and I was the very proud owner of a guinea pig named “Marshmallow” when I was a kid. I’m a sucker for all those cute, heartwarming, and hilarious animal videos on social media, and I have a fairly solid […]

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