The early years in an infant’s life set the stage for building one’s ability to learn. Pediatricians play a pivotal role in providing early intervention for any factors that might affect a child’s school readiness and future life course.
Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA
The startling increase in the number of adolescents thinking about and attempting suicide is a wake-up call for pediatric healthcare providers to take action and help these children at risk.
A new study examined whether nonpharmacologic interventions for ADHD could support new guidance for their use.
For all patients with recurrent infections, early detection and treatment are critical to avoid the life-alterlng adverse effects of an underlying, untreated immunodeficiency disorder.
Children who are overweight or obese are potentially at risk for developing diabetes, but there’s more to identifying prediabetes than just obesity.
Breast milk is best, but for those babies who won’t or don’t breastfeed there are formula alternatives. Here’s a primer on infant formulas and how to decide which option is appropriate for the individual child.
Pediatricians need a better understanding of the effects of early puberty for girls beyond adolescence into adulthood.
Premature cellular aging induced by glucocorticoids during puberty may cause children’s bone loss, osteoporosis, and fracture risk later in life.
Wheezing in children is often associated with asthma. However, localized wheezing should alert the clinician that something other than asthma may be present.
Pediatricians have had concerns about the known risks of marijuana use in children. What’s next for kids with cancer?