A new study reveals that mothers who are aged younger than 20 years when their first child is born were more likely to have a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and researchers suggest maternal age and other genetic factors may be the cause.
What if someone is posting suicidal messages or something disturbing on social media? Some social media sites also have a process to report suicidal content and get help for the person posting the message. Each offers different options on how to respond. Here's how 6 of the most popular ones do it.
There is little evidence on the best ways to offer intervention on drug use, so pediatricians and PCPs are advised to just steer clear, for now.
Pediatricians can use the growing body of knowledge from biomedical and grief research as the basis for improving their care of bereaved parents in crisis.
Recent research advances are providing insight on infectious causative mechanisms for this recently described disease in children.
Pediatricians need to implement the strategies of assessing, adjusting, and reviewing symptoms and risks of severe asthma to confirm the diagnosis and implement appropriate interventions.
Why is there a gap in the mental health training of general pediatricians? This is a question that brings about a wide spectrum of opinions and likely just as many emotions from clinicians. Although there is no single answer to this question, the lack of appropriate training in mental health remains an issue in the training of pediatricians.
A recent study suggests that positive childhood experiences may counter the damaging effects of adverse experiences.
Pediatric educational and policy conferences are always special, providing opportunities to update knowledge and practice skills; introduce new practice guidelines with rationales for evidence-based changes; present the most recent research findings that have the potential to improve practice and healthcare outcomes; and unequalled opportunities for networking.
This month’s spotlight is Pediatric Oncology as Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller, MD, vice chair, Clinical Affairs, and medical director, Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Service Line, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss the one key condition for which she believes community pediatricians should be especially aware—retinoblastoma.