The dilemmas and barriers that providers encounter daily in clinical practice in attempting to maintain confidentiality for their adolescent patient while simultaneously protecting the adolescent from potential harm are daunting for providers as there are no nationally recognized, evidence-based standards addressing adolescent confidentiality and privacy issues in the delivery of quality healthcare to adolescents.
Teenaged moms may pass negative effects of young motherhood on to their children, and maybe even their grandchildren.
New research indicates that individual and brief encounters with general anesthesia during infancy result in no neurodevelopmental deficits by the school years.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a study in Pediatrics that looked at what occurred in the wake of California's Senate Bill 277, which removed personal belief exemptions for vaccines.
Banning sales to individuals aged younger than 21 years is just one of the proposals in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) newest call to action in the fight against vaping.
A new study investigating antibiotic prescribing found that 17% of these prescriptions written for children were inappropriate—and the number climbs even higher in adults.
There are resources and guidelines available for pediatricians faced with caring for children with terminal or life-threatening conditions.
More clinical studies and safety data are needed to clarify any benefits of using probiotics for children.
Among the most common questions parents and caregivers ask pediatricians when gastro issues arise may be about the use of probiotics. Are you a probiotic pro or a probiotic novice?
Dr Farber presents some parting, philosophically oriented views on making sure we stay on the true path to best serve our patients and families.