CDC estimates 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorderApril 5th 2012
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) now affect 1 in 88 children in the United States and are almost 5 times more common among boys than girls, according to estimates based on a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Why are the numbers growing?
Higher insurance copays linked to reduced use of asthma medications in childrenApril 5th 2012
Increasing out-of-pocket prescription costs may be responsible for reductions in asthma medication use among children and more frequent asthma-related hospitalizations. What strategies can help you improve medication therapy adherence in your patients with asthma?
Genetic variants linked to fatty liver disease in children with obesityApril 5th 2012
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of pediatric chronic liver disease. New research has found that genetic variants are associated with increased susceptibility to fatty liver disease in children with obesity. What does this finding mean for your patients with obesity?
Obesity's stigma lingers for teenage girls who attain normal BMIApril 5th 2012
White teenage girls with obesity who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee a boost to their self-esteem. Why is it important to help patients overcome the negative stereotypes associated with obesity?
Smelly urine increases likelihood of UTIApril 5th 2012
The presence of foul or strong urine odor is often taken as an indicator of urinary tract infection (UTI) in young children. A new study finds that parent report of malodorous urine increases the likelihood of infection among patients being evaluated for suspected UTI, but is the association strong enough to confirm a diagnosis?