How Do You Know If It’s Precocious Puberty?

Recently, while looking for information about precocious puberty, I discovered a very cool site. It has a surprising, on-the-surface name: Hippo Education Blog (Apparently, Hippo’s short for Hippocrates, the Greek physician known as the Father of Modern Medicine).

It’s basically supposed to be a fun way for pediatricians and other healthcare professionals to review/learn more about a variety of topics. But it can also be interesting for patients and the people who love them.

The blog (really podcast) topic categories include:

  • AAPA PANCE/PANRE (American Academy of Physician Assistants test prep)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care

I listened to the 33 minute long podcast about precocious puberty. In it, two physicians—one a general practitioner and the other a specialist—casually discuss how doctors define, diagnose, and treat early onset puberty in both girls and boys.

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Who knew talk between doctors could be sort of sweet? Source:

Since usually we’re listening to doctors talk at us, it’s nice to hear healthcare professionals discuss topics that are important to us as if they’re chatting at a coffee shop.

I admit, I had to play back sections that went over my head… and press pause to Google stuff along the way. But if you’re looking for an intelligent, entertaining way to learn more about a health topic, Hippo might be right for you!



EmpatheticBadass is a young-at-heart writer from Ohio (Go, Bobcats & The Marching 110!)) who is passionate about being a voice for the patient perspective.

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