Too often, when Nadia Dowshen, MD, is in a patient exam room explaining to a teen living with HIV how antiretroviral therapy can keep the virus from destroying his immune system, he is looking at his cell phone and not fully paying attention.
One of the rites of passage into parenthood are those first few bleary-eyed months when soothing an infant to sleep seems like an impossible dream. All the lullabies, rocking, feeding, swaddling — hour after hour, night after night — can be exhausting.
The needle sticks, body scans, chemo infusions, radiation, and looming fears are all behind you. The ordeal of childhood cancer has ended, and you are a survivor. Now what?
When young patients with type 1 diabetes reach adolescence and young adulthood, they tend to “fall off the cliff” and don’t take their medications or visit their healthcare providers on a consistent basis.
The Y chromosome could help point the way to new answers about the neural mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The first responder has a critical decision to make as she loads a severely injured child into an ambulance. Take the child to the nearest hospital emergency department (ED) to be seen and stabilized as soon as possible, or go another three miles farther to a hospital with specialized trauma care facilities?
“The times I have asked about treatment, I am kind of met with a blank stare,” one parent reported of the experience of discussing therapy for their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the pediatrician.
Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.