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Understanding Autoimmunity in the Pediatric Population

Pediatric autoimmune conditions are multifarious and affect every aspect of a patient’s life—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. As diagnoses continue to rise, only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression for this vulnerable population. Read More
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Nutrition, Social-Emotional Issues, and Children

In many children, behavioral and social-emotional issues may be related to food and/or reduced by appropriate nutritional interventions. Read More
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A Proactive Approach to Pediatric Atopy, Rhinitis, and Asthma

Atopy in children can cause a succession of chronic diseases, many of which can extend into adulthood. Addressing the underlying causes leads to more effective treatment plans. Read More
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Children, Antibiotics, and Long-Term Health

Antibiotics are still readily prescribed for pediatric care in western countries. What are the longer-term effects for children? Read More
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Dust, Allergies, Asthma, and Children

The childhood environment plays a large role in the development of asthma and allergy. How do house dust and endotoxins contribute? Read More
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Increasing Rates of Childhood Neurological Illness

For at least five decades, rates of childhood chronic conditions have increased. What are some of the conditions showing this increased prevalence? Read More
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New Approaches to Autism Treatment

Research continues to support the idea that individuals with autism have widespread neural disruption. What does this mean for our interventions for these patients? Read More
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Improving Pediatric Asthma Care

Pediatric asthma is a major cause of both emergency room and acute primary care visits for children. With new strategies and tools, primary care clinicians can help these patients achieve better outcomes. Read More
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Treat Early, Reduce Comorbidities

Increasingly, primary care clinicians are seeing children with multiple diagnoses. You can play a critical role in reducing comorbidities and improving wellness among this population. Read More
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Autism, Mitochondria, and the Latest Research

How is mitochondrial dysfunction connected to autism? Researcher and pediatric neurologist Suzanne Goh, MD, has focused on this question in several studies. Read More
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New Offering: Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Training

IFM’s newest offering focuses on treating the pediatric population, in which chronic conditions continue to increase. Read More