Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA
Mary Beth Nierengarten is a freelance medical writer with over 25 years of experience. Her work appears regularly in a number of print and online publications.
Hormonal and Pharmaceutical Treatment Approaches
An integral part of a treatment plan for managing sexual dysfunction in women is the use of hormonal and pharmaceutical agents, a variety of which are available.
Stepwise Approach to Treat Sexual Dysfunction in Women
A stepwise approach ensures that all the potential issues and needs affecting a women’s sexual dysfunction are addressed prior to initiating management strategies.
Updated clinical guidelines for childhood hypertension
New guidance for pediatric hypertension makes it easier for primary care physicians to identify children and adolescents with high blood pressure and manage them in an appropriate manner.
Treatment updates for atopic dermatitis in children
Because the burden of atopic dermatitis in children is significant and can adversely impact a child’s normal socialization development, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are vital.
Pediatric chest pain and syncope: Know when to refer
What causes chest pain and syncope in children and adolescents, and how can pediatricians recognize and eliminate the causes that may lead to significant morbidity or even death?
New timeline for early detection of hearing loss
Early detection of hearing status in children is critical to prevent the significant detrimental effect on cognitive development it can have if not appropriately addressed.
Influence of social media on teenagers' body image
Visually oriented social media platforms created by their peers can have a significant negative impact on adolescents’ body image.
Talking about female sexual dysfunction in specific patient populations
For particular groups of women, reluctance to talk about sexual difficulties may be enhanced by perceived societal judgements and misconceptions.
Talking to women about sexual dysfunction: Just do it!
Female sexual dysfunction is not rare. In the United States, 44% of women are reported to experience some form of sexual dysfunction and 12% of these women report distress associated with dysfunction. Despite this high prevalence, many women never talk to their providers about their sexual difficulties or concerns and many providers fail to broach the topic with their patients.
Asthma and food allergies associated with early-onset AD
Children with early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies by age 6 years, especially those with persistent dermatitis symptoms.

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