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Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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    The Diagnosis of Exclusion

    One parenting phrase I sometimes hear is “you’re only as happy as your unhappiest child.”   While I know that the intent of the statement is in regard to emotional/psychological health, I actually think in many ways it applies to physical health as well. When your child isn’t feeling well, neither are you as a parent. Best case scenario is that the problem can be diagnosed and solved quickly and then everyone just moves on. But what if the problem can’t be diagnosed with an xray and a lab test or two? What if the symptoms don’t seem to bundle up into a tidy package that has a straightforward treatment and course? What if, after test after test, things still don’t add up? Even with all the smart healthcare professionals out there, and all the amazing advances in medicine and technology, this does happen of course, and it is not easy for anyone to manage. […]

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    Scene: 10:40pm on any given night, in a clinical exam room near you. Markedly well appearing child, playful and active. Clearly getting the proverbial “second wind.” Parents exhausted. Parent: “This is the best she’s looked all day. I swear, she wasn’t doing anything like this before we came in.” Well, this is a daily and […]

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