Impact of SNAP on food spending

September 22, 2020

For low-income families, securing an adequate supply of nutritious foods can be a challenge. There are public programs to help supplement grocery budgets, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but do these help needy families improve their overall nutrition?

Impact of extreme low birth weight and early hypoxemic respiratory failure on survival

September 22, 2020

Extreme low birth weight is linked to suboptimal outcomes. A new report looks at how early hypoxemic respiratory failure and extreme low birth weight can influence survival.

How comfortable are providers with telehealth?

September 21, 2020

Do providers feel like they have successfully adapted to providing telehealth services, as compared to the beginning of the pandemic?

Emerging dermatologic conditions in the presence of COVID-19 pandemic

September 21, 2020

Growing evidence indicates that COVID-19 impacts more than the respiratory system. Clinicians should keep an eye out for dermatologic conditions that may be associated with the illness.

Impact of a mother’s perinatal depression on a child’s development

September 21, 2020

A mother’s health during pregnancy and in the first weeks following delivery can have an impact on her future health. A new report looks at how her mental health could also impact her child’s development through not only infancy, but childhood and adolescence.

Predicting lead exposure with a machine learning model

September 18, 2020

No level of exposure to lead is safe and predicting exposure can be difficult. An investigation assesses the effectiveness of a machine learning model in predicting lead exposure.

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.

Battling dual threats: Flu and COVID-19 converge

September 10, 2020

MJH Life Sciences will be presenting the webinar “Battling dual threats: Flu and COVID-19 converge” as part of the MJH Life Sciences COVID-19 Coalition to address concerns about the looming potential health crisis.

Using digital cognitive behavior therapy to treat eating disorders

September 10, 2020

Eating disorders can be devastating and could lead to damage or even death. Can digital cognitive behavior therapy help?

Telephone triage nurses and telemedicine providers: Key strategies for teamwork in pediatric offices

September 09, 2020

COVID-19 has brought telemedicine to the forefront of medical care. Here's some strategies that can help streamline the process, using teamwork.

AAP issues annual influenza season recommendations

September 09, 2020

The 2020-2021 influenza season is fast approaching and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued their annual recommendations.