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Child and adolescent vaccination schedule updated

February 12, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently approved the 2014 recommended schedules for childhood and adolescent immunizations.

New guide for antibiotic use for pediatric URIs

November 25, 2013

Making the appropriate diagnosis is critical to the optimal use of antibiotics in children who have upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), according to a new clinical report.

No surgery for acute appendicitis?

November 25, 2013

You may not need to operate on every child with acute appendicitis. New research suggests that antibiotics and inpatient observation may be all that are required.

Surviving cancer takes a toll on the heart

November 25, 2013

A new study shows that children who survive cancer may face another battle-heart disease.

Teens not getting treatment for psych disorders

November 25, 2013

Fewer than half of all adolescents with psychiatric disorders receive treatment, and many that do receive treatment in a setting where specialist mental health training is unlikely to exist.

Too many GERD diagnoses in those too young?

November 19, 2013

A new study raises a question about whether too many antireflux procedures (ARP) are performed on children during a period of infancy when frequent regurgitation is normal and when already ambiguous measures of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are difficult to interpret at best.