Telehealth myths: True or not true?

July 01, 2020

What's telehealth fact and what's telehealth fiction? Dr. Schuman explores common assumptions regarding telehealth.

What 5 telehealth services have to offer

June 30, 2020

In the market for a telehealth service? Here's how 5 stack up.

Drop in autism by ethnicity, class may not be what it seems

June 30, 2020

A recent study investigates what is causing ASD to drop in wealthy, white California.

Epidural bleeding in an infant with hemophilia

June 30, 2020

A 7-month-old male with severe hemophilia A (less than 1% factor VIII [FVIII] activity) presented to his pediatrician with fussiness and inability to sleep for 3 days. He had received his influenza vaccine 3 days earlier. What's the diagnosis?

FDA approves Fintepla for treatment of Dravet Syndrome

June 29, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Fintepla (fenfluramine) through Priority Review.

Taking on a strategy to tackle COVID-19

June 29, 2020

COVID-19 has rapidly changed many aspects of life and nowhere is this more apparent than in medical offices.

Can immunotherapy help with wheat anaphylaxis?

June 26, 2020

Immunotherapy has shown promise in treating peanut allergies. An investigation looks at whether similar results can be found when treating patients for wheat anaphylaxis.

AAP issues guidance on advertising to children

June 26, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a statement on keeping children safe from the potential harms of advertising.

Does early animal exposure reduce allergy and asthma risk?

June 26, 2020

For many children, a furry animal can be a best friend. An investigation looks at whether that bond can also protect against asthma and allergies.

Pediatrics’ new paradigm for practice in the era of COVID-19

June 25, 2020

The great unknown caused by COVID-19 has led to many questions and few answers. The one certainty is that pediatrics will have to change in order to ensure proper care.

Exposure to dog allergens could worsen asthma outcomes

June 25, 2020

For children with asthma, exposure to dog allergens could exacerbate outcomes.

Looking at the mental health of severely obese children

June 25, 2020

A report examines whether children and adolescents who have severe obesity have differences in certain psychological and behavioral attributes than their peers.

Chronic care management: Increase the value of your practice!

June 24, 2020

As primary care providers, pediatricians often manage children with multiple chronic conditions. Knowing how to code properly for chronic care management (CCM) of these patients will ensure proper reimbursement for CCM services.

Looking into the hospitalization burden of RSV

June 24, 2020

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of hospitalized acute respiratory illness in young children. An investigation looks at the hospitalization burden due to RSV.

Review examines climate change’s impact on preterm birth and other outcomes

June 24, 2020

Climate change has been linked to several adverse health outcomes. A review examines its impact on pregnancy outcomes like preterm birth and low birth weight.

Groundbreaking guidelines issued for unexplained pediatric death

June 23, 2020

New consensus guidelines clarify the procedural guidance for investigation, certification, and reporting of sudden unexplained pediatric deaths to help medical professionals and families through these crises.

Delivery of primary care services amid the COVID-19 pandemic

June 23, 2020

COVID-19 has wrought many changes, including how medical practices provide care and keep patients safe.

COVID-19: A battle plan for pediatricians

June 22, 2020

Combating the novel coronavirus will motivate pediatricians to make novel changes to their practices.

How to initiate telehealth visits

June 22, 2020

Telehealth has been on the periphery for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed it to the forefront, so finding the best system is key.

Routine immunization services resume at Walgreens

June 22, 2020

Walgreens announces that routine immunization service will resume.

Is there a link between CKD progression and low bicarbonate levels?

June 22, 2020

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there is an association between low bicarbonate levels and CKD progression. A report examines whether there is a similar relationship in pediatric patients.

Examining treatment options for patent ductus arteriosus

June 19, 2020

Persistent patent ductus arteriosus is tied to increased mortality and many respiratory mortalities. A report compares treatment with ibuprofen versus no intervention.

Breastfeeding has impact on future BMI

June 19, 2020

Breastfeeding has many benefits and a new report indicates that it could helpful in reducing body mass index (BMI) in newborns at greater genetic risk for overweight and obesity.

Improving HPV vaccination rates

June 18, 2020

Initiation and completion rates for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine aren’t where public health officials would like them to be. A report examines whether an intensive intervention can help improve those rates.

Examining recurrent SUDI in families

June 18, 2020

An incident of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) is a tragedy. More than one incident in a family raises questions. A report defines the rate of recurrent SUDI and the causes of death in those cases.