Publications by ACPeds Members and Affiliates
The following are various publications by members or affiliates of the ACPeds.
Gay Parenting and Child Health Outcomes. Dr. Van Mol, CMDA – The Point Blog, discusses the risk of emotional problems in children of same-sex married couples. Additionally, explaining the flaws in past research on this topic.
Transgenderism: A State-Sponsored Religion? This article in The Public Discourse is by ACPeds member Andre Van Mol, MD. (January 2018)
Neonatologist: Babies Do Feel Pain In The Womb. I’ve Seen It. This article in The Federalist is by ACPeds member Robin Pierucci, MD, FCP, who speaks on how unborn babies feel pain. (January 2018)
Rape is violence — so is abortion. This article on the CMDA website is by ACPeds member Andre Van Mol, MD.
Is Over-The-Counter Contraception For Teens A Good Idea? This article in The Federalist June 2017 by Robin Pierucci, MD, FCP.
Sharing My Journey to a Career in Medicine in a Transitioning South. This book written by Frederick Burroughs, MD, FCP, is an in-depth look at one man’s historic journey that is reflective of America’s journey through a period of tearing down racial barriers and opening doors.
How do Genes and Environment cause Autism. A paper published by Scott Field, MD, FCP. This paper addresses how a number of genes known to be associated with mental disorders including ASD can interact with environmental (mainly nutritional) factors in a logical manner that can explain most known risk factors for ASD.
Interaction of genes and nutritional factors in the etiology of autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders: A case control study. A paper published by Scott Field, MD, FCP. The paper compares risk factors of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to age/sex-matched controls with particular attention to family history, parental age and nutrition.
This letter, written by Jokin de Irala, MD, MPH, PhD, in response to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) was rejected by the NEJM, but is in the process of being published in the journal, Issues in Law and Medicine. A full citation is forth-coming.
Hope Blooms After the Storm by Terry M. Eccles, MD, ACPeds member. Encouragement for those who have suffered or who have known those who have suffered the affects of sexual child abuse.
The Burden of Being Champ: The Dropout, The Legend, The Pediatrician by Jerry A Miller, Jr., ACPeds member. A story of a boy growing up in the 1950s and 1960s and progressing into a career in medicine
Correctness, and Freedom of Speech by Douglas A. Abbott, PhD, College member.
Reply by Douglas A. Abbott, PhD, ACPeds member, to the American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Marriage and the Well-Being of Children as published in Pediatrics, 2012, 131 (3), 559-563.
EMDR and Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions: New Treatment Option for Change by ACPeds Pediatric and Psychosocial Development Committee member, Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D.
EMDR studies which can help in the mistreatment of children by ACPeds Pediatric Psychosocial Development Committee member, Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D.
Ethics for the Pediatrician: Religion and Spirituality in Pediatrics by ACPeds member, Dr. Nick Yates, Jr., September 2011.
The Diseasing of America’s Children: Exposing the ADHD Fiasco and Empowering Parents to Take Back Control by John Rosemond and ACPeds member Bose Ravenel, MD. There is much to read on ADHD. This book presents the subject from a different perspective, and it may be a good idea to have the parents of patients read this before putting a child on medication.
Factcines: Facts on Vaccines. Just the Data. You Decide by ACPeds member Susan Weisberg, MD. This book presents unbiased data on vaccines and the controversy surrounding them.
Thirteen Enjoyable Aspects of Parenting: One Pediatrician’s Perspective on Our Greatest of Gifts, in Their Hardest of Years by ACPeds member Susan Weisberg, MD.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Do we need another test? by ACPeds member Joseph Zanga, MD. Dr. Zanga who is Past President to the AAP and Past President for the ACPeds reviews MOC and whether or not there is any evidence of its necessity.
Sex education in schools is thoroughly reviewed in The Politics of Comprehensive Sexuality Education by Jokin de Irala, MD, MPH, PhD, et al.