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Clinician’s Corner: Head Lice Basics

With school around the corner, one of the biggest concerns parents have is if their child brings home some unwanted friends, those being of the six-legged variety… head lice!  This week we will cover the basics of head lice and next week we can cover the pharmacological treatment. Life...

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Clinician’s Corner: Pancreatic Enzymes

Your six-inch pancreas is quite a busy organ, producing close to 2 quarts of pancreatic juices that aid in digestion.  As discussed last week when the pancreas fails to produce adequate enzymes we see several symptoms of inappropriate digestion such as diarrhea, gas, unexplained weight loss and steatorrhea. SOURCE:...

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Clinician’s Corner: Melatonin

Melatonin, secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, is a neurohormone used to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Melatonin secretion begins around the third or fourth month of life, peaks in pediatric years, and lessens as we age. This decline in melatonin secretion seems to be due to calcification of...

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