Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science & Clinical Application
Next Step Clinical Course
Many families use integrative therapies, making familiarity essential for clinicians working with pediatric patients, especially in chronic disease. This book covers evidence-based research in this expanding field for asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, depression, obesity, etc. Research is presented on peanut allergy, high fructose corn syrup and oxidative stress, cesarean birth issues, and benefits of yoga, prayer, and tai chi to children.
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. List four ways a child can achieve healthy resilience through better self-care.
2. Identify five health benefits to a mother and infant of breastfeeding.
3. Describe the mechanism for the link between high fructose corn syrup intake and oxidative stress and inflammation.
4. Explain one physiological result of early introduction of peanuts.
5. Identify two known benefits to infants of each supplement: DHA, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.
6. Describe two known benefits of each type of therapy: tai chi, yoga, and prayer.
7. Name two reasons why cesarean birth can compromise health of the infant.
8. Name two natural supplements used to treat depression and anxiety in the elderly.
9. Describe the cause and risk of atopic dermatitis.
10. Explain the physiology of asthma and two possible reasons it is becoming more prevalent in children.
11. List three nutrients that may be low when a person has depression.
Why we chose this book
We wanted a great book on integrative pediatrics written by a pediatrician with extensive clinical experience with young patients and integrative therapies. This was it.
About the author
Dr. Hilary McClafferty is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ, and a founding Board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.