March 30th 2023
The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology’s position statement to eliminate period poverty has acquired a recent endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Are adolescents who are vegetarian getting the proper nutrition?March 28th 2023
The adoption of vegan and vegetarian diets in the teen years can trigger concerns over nutritional deficiencies and disordered eating. But new reports indicate few problems when these diets are followed correctly.
Neurodevelopmental disorders from in utero COVID-19 exposure based on sexMarch 28th 2023
In a recent study, female offspring of mothers with a positive COVID-19 test during pregnancy were at a decreased risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders compared to male offspring.
Vitamin D supplementation may aid in preventing migraineMarch 27th 2023
In children who are subject to migraine attacks, vitamin D supplementation may be an effective and safe adjunctive prophylactic therapy to topiramate, results of a study in Saudi Arabia showed.
FDA extends approval of Evkeeza for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in young childrenMarch 22nd 2023
Evkeeza is the first angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) inhibitor indicated for patients as young at 5 years to control high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) as a result of HoFH.
Improving built environments could help address adolescent obesityMarch 21st 2023
Built environments, but not social and economic environments, were negatively associated with BMI and overweight or obesity status, with a stronger association among adolescents with longer exposure to their built environment.
Are you protecting your adolescents and young adults from contracting meningitis B?March 21st 2023
This commentary describes the story of Kimberly Coffey and the role pediatric/adolescent practitioners play in the prevention of invasive meningococcal meningitis by discussing with parents, adolescents, and young adults the value of accepting the meningitis B vaccine (MenB).
Early initiation, quick escalation to high-intensity drinking can promote screening in adolescentsMarch 18th 2023
According to a recently published study, identification of early initiation and quick escalation to high-intensity drinking in adolescents and young adults can increase screenings for these types of behaviors.