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Willard Standiford, M.D.

When the Differential is Wide-Ranging

Catonsville, Md., pediatrician Willard Standiford wasn't quite sure what to make of his 9-year-old patient's symptoms. Over four days, she had experienced intermittent fever, fatigue, headache, nighttime chills, cough and throat pain, prompting her mom to take her to an ENT, who prescribed an antibiotic, and then-as symptoms persisted-to the nearest ED, where she was diagnosed with dehydration.

Dr. Lewis the therapy dog

Calling Dr. Lewis, The Therapy Dog

Lewis the therapy dog visited Johns Hopkins Children’s Center June 23rd. The Chesapeake Bay retriever played fetch, “red light-green light” and “hide-and-go-seek” with pediatric oncology patients in the hospital’s 11th floor Great Room and then took the elevator down for a few visits on the infant and toddler unit.

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