Although fathers are becoming more involved in the lives of their children and a more common sight in the pediatric office, they are infrequently the focus of care or discussions. Here are 13 ways to be more inclusive and improve paternal bonds.
Following the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule for vaccination is the best way to protect young children from preventable diseases. However, parents may not follow that schedule for a number of reasons. A new study examines just how many children aren’t receiving vaccines on a timely basis.
Children who are trans face many hurdles. One of those hurdles can be health care access and gender-affirming care. A recent study indicates that many trans teenagers and young adults don't disclose their gender identity, even when this information could be important.
A recent study finds the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) is mild in kids and other study that pregnant mothers needn’t worry about vertical transmission. Help families handle the onslaught of media coverage through reassurance and facts.
Nearly a quarter of parents aren’t confident in the safety of their home tap water, according to a new C.S. Mott poll examining parents perceptions about the safety of their children’s drinking water at home and school.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an emotionally and medically complex disorder. Advancements on the care management for children with CF are very promising. Pediatric nurse practitioners are a critical part of that team.
A balanced diet is the cornerstone of lifelong physical and mental health. However, some children may have conditions that require a medically prescribed diet. Here’s a look at the medical indications and potential complications for some of them.
Influenza season is full-blown and widespread, with higher hospitalization rates among children and young adults, according to the most recent surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Traditional home economics classes that taught children about food and food preparation are a thing of the past in many schools. This loss can keep children and teenagers from exploring food and developing a strong, healthy relationship. A new program Food Ed. challenges to students to think about food beyond their plates.
A new study indicates that pediatric exposures to prescription medications are just as often the result of adults removing pills from original containers as improper use or failure of child-resistant packaging.