Media time for kids: Use it wisely as well as sparingly
Is your toddler already swiping across your smartphone, FaceTiming with family and friends, and confusing Siri with incoherent questions? Tired of wrestling it away for fear that screen time could hinder the child’s development? Parents, take a sigh of relief. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines for... Read more
Parents: Make sure your students are protected from meningitis B
As both a family physician and a mom, I know that the to-do list for parents is often a long one. And if you’re the parent of a high school or college student, you might not think about making sure your student is up to date on vaccines. But... Read more
EpiPen price problem is not simple, but must be solved
Epinephrine is cheap. My office purchases a multi-dose vial for less than $10. That is why it is ironic that there has been so much discussion and debate recently about the increased cost of EpiPens, which are well-known auto-injectors for epinephrine. The reasons for the price uproar can be... Read more
Doctor’s Column: Why I became a ‘concierge’ physician
Editor’s note: Recently Georgia Health News revived its Doctor’s Column section, giving physicians the opportunity to write about important medical issues. The following column focuses on a growing trend in medical care. Dr. Juliet Mavromatis, an Atlanta physician, writes about her transition to “concierge medicine,” a style of practice... Read more
Summer is not a time off for ADHD treatment
It is a common misperception that once school is out for the summer, psychiatrists who treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder can slow down a bit. In fact, the summer months are a critically important time for ADHD treatment and shouldn’t be overlooked. We all believe that summer for kids should... Read more

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