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Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:56pm
Leadership, Presidential Politics and Patient Satisfaction It may seem odd that I am linking these three elements together in one post. But I have had this growing sense of discomfort and concern as I watch...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:31pm
Welcome to our Pediatric Conference! Every year about this time, Carilion Children's holds a Pediatric Conference that offers CME for physicians and CEU for nurses. I am particularly excited about this year's offerings as they represent concerted effort and collaborative input from a wide variety...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sat, 10/17/2015 - 3:56pm
Are names important? I believe they are [[{"fid":"43851","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"a skunk is not a rose","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"500...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:32pm
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Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sat, 08/22/2015 - 8:19pm
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Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:12am
Did you know that May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness month? The most common time for strokes to occur in young people is actually before or during birth. Strokes can occur in as many as one in 3,000 births. Although you may know some signs of stroke to look for in adults, the signs of a stroke in a...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:56pm
When can we say goodbye to meningococcemia? This is the second chapter in the series on the pain and suffering caused by  vaccine preventable diseases. The suffering I hope most of you will never have to experience. The pain that physicians of my generation know all too well, and the pain that some...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:27pm
His name was James Robert, but his parents called him JimBob.   [[{"fid":"33471","view_mode":"full_content","fields":{"format":"full_content","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"green brain","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:56pm
Vaccine preventable diseases [[{"fid":"33011","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"dinosaur with measles","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"1210","width":"...
Submitted by Alice Ackerman M.D. on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:22pm
It’s a small, small world: especially when it comes to the spread of infectious diseases   (My thoughts and a few video clips on the measles outbreak) Unless you live under a rock you have probably heard about the measles outbreak that began in Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in...