SELECTED ARTICLES: GENERAL HEALTH
  Author Article Title Posted Date Article Sum Article Downloads
View George Rogu M.D. Post-Adoption Medical Examination 11/9/2005 What are the Recommended Screening Tests and Evaluations for newly adopted Post Institutionalized child?
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View George Rogu M.D. My child was born with a cleft lip/palate deformity, what do I need to know? 11/15/2005 Cleft lip or palate is a facial defect causing a cleft that is either unilateral or bilateral. It is easily corrected surgically, and with special services like speech therapy, occupational therapy and a team approach these children do very well with complete recovery.
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View Harriet White McCarthy Failure to Thrive 11/25/2005 When a newly arrived post-institutionalized child receives a diagnosis of Failure To Thrive, what does that really mean to his new parents and family? In older adoptees, a diagnosis like this can be devastating. Whereas most very young children with this diagnosis "grow out of it" quickly with good food and parental devotion, the damage done to an older child requires much more intensive therapy to overcome. This is the story of one child who came to America at age five years and received a diagnosis of Failure To Thrive. You will follow the progression of therapies from developmental pediatrician to Occupational Therapist to Psychologist and finally to school support.
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View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Ear Infections and Hearing Loss in Post-Institutionalized (PI) Children 12/19/2005 Ear and sinus infections are the most common problems seen in the post-adoption period. These conditions are usually under-diagnosed and under-treated. Complications of ear infections are numerous and can severely affect the adopted child and the whole adoptive family.
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View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Medical Insurance and the Adopted Child 12/19/2005 Medical insurance questions are equally painful both for families and for medical providers.
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