AAP offers 11 tips for the 2020-2021 school year

September 18, 2020

The current school year will be an unusual one and will present many hurdles for families to cross. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some tips to ensure each child has the best school year.

How sepsis impacts outpatient visits

September 17, 2020

Sepsis is an unexpected event that can have aftereffects. A research letter looks at how sepsis can impact outpatient visits for the effected child.

Is congenital cytomegalovirus a leading cause of microcephaly?

September 17, 2020

The 2016 Zika epidemic made microcephaly a common term, but a new investigation indicates that congenital cytomegalovirus, which is much less studied, could be an even bigger cause of the birth defect.

Using brief interventions to target substance use

September 16, 2020

Problematic substance use during adolescence can have long-term health consequences. Could brief interventions help turn things around?

Will HPV vaccination coverage hit the mark?

September 16, 2020

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage has lagged in the United States. A report looks at whether the coverage will meet the Healthy People 2020 goal.

How maternal depression can lead to developmental vulnerability in kids

September 16, 2020

The mental health of immediate family members can have an impact on the remaining family. A recent report offers insight on how maternal depression impacts a child’s development.

Bad to the bone: A case of altered mental status

September 15, 2020

A 5-year-old female with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department in 2016 with altered mental status, decreased activity, fever, and decreased oral intake. What's the diagnosis?

How parental smoking during pregnancy impacts overweight risk

September 15, 2020

Smoking has many negative health effects and a new investigation adds an increased risk of childhood weight issues when exposure to smoking in utero.

How cardiovascular mortality has changed for patients on dialysis

September 14, 2020

Dialysis can help extend the life expectancy of patients with kidney disease, but it also has an impact on mortality. A new study looks at how cardiovascular mortality trends have changed for patients on dialysis.

Feeding issues need a family approach

September 14, 2020

Parents and caregivers of children with feeding disorders face lot of hurdles. Pediatricians can help by providing family-centered holistic, well-rounded care that takes both medical and social issues into consideration.

Children who use WIC longer eat better

September 14, 2020

Children who are eligible in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and stay enrolled at least until age 2 years fare better than children who leave the program early, despite still being eligible.

Too many apps sharing kids’ information

September 11, 2020

Tablets, smartphones, and apps are a part of daily life for many children. Unfortunately, those same apps could be giving third parties identifying information, according to an investigation.

COVID-19 and the future of vaccinations

September 11, 2020

Dr. Tina Tan addresses the recent change that allows pharmacists to administer vaccinations to pediatric patients.

Comparing clinical features of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza

September 11, 2020

The influenza season is going to be here soon, which could make things difficult for a system already taxed by COVID-19. A new report illuminates the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.

Utilizing the Pediatric Symptom Checklist

September 10, 2020

A good approach to knowing when a child needs referral for mental health evaluation, the Pediatric Symptom Checklist has evolved over the years to better screen children.