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A MAGEC Approach to Treating Childhood Scoliosis

Scoliosis — curvature of the spine — is not uncommon, affecting six to nine million Americans. It is most often diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 15. When scoliosis develops in the first few years of life — so-called "early-onset scoliosis" (EOS) — prompt and appropriate treatment is critical to ensure that affected children can breathe effectively and have a good quality of life. Read more.

Cyril Sahyoun, MD, Receives Major Clinical Year Outstanding Teacher Award

Cyril Sahyoun, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Major Clinical Year Outstanding Teacher Award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Class of 2016. Read on

Got Teens? Adolescent Medicine Comes to 51st Street

If you are the parent of a teen, does trying to talk about underage drinking, drug use, social media, and sexual health make you want to pull your hair out? When health issues arise, it can help to have a board-certified specialist who is trained to speak—and translate—their language, especially on such touchy subjects. Read on.

Pediatric Rehabilitation: Early Intervention Leads to Best Outcomes

The brain is intimately connected to every other part of the body, and when the brain is injured, organ systems including the muscles, lungs, and digestive tract are affected, too. Read more.

Preventing Pregnancy: Contraception and Teens

The Section of Adolescent Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center features providers who have expertise in reproductive health care for teenagers and young adults. Providing contraception (otherwise known as birth control) is a big part of what we do. Read more here.