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About Laura Livaditis

Laura Livaditis is a 3rd year pediatrics resident at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. When she's not at the hospital, she enjoys practicing yoga, supporting Baltimore sports teams, traveling with her surgery resident significant other, and spending time with her big fat Greek family.

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Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

Welcome to Internship! Tips from a Graduating Resident

Every March, thousands of fourth year medical students simultaneously open letters containing the names of their future residency programs. A pediatrics resident nearing the end of her training reflects on things she wishes someone had told her as she prepared to become an intern. Most days, you will have to choose between getting enough sleep,(...)

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Mental Health on the Reservation: Native American Teens and Toxic Stress

Mental Health on the Reservation: Native American Teens and Toxic Stress

Toxic stress is everywhere. As a pediatrician in Baltimore City, I acknowledge the elephant in the exam room at nearly every appointment. Abuse. Neglect. Domestic violence. Toxic stress is a term used to describe the repeated experience of adverse childhood events without positive interpersonal relationships to buffer the ongoing trauma. As a result, children in(...)

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