Accept this month’s 5-item quiz challenge and see how well you know the wiles of biofilms in Staphylococcus aureus that deploys a matrix “force field” to evade detection and eradication. What children are especially at risk? What treatment course gives the best outcomes?
Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA
The case for medical marijuana in children is just getting started. Here’s how pediatricians can navigate the complexities and discomfort of this issue and address the risks and benefits of pharmaceutical cannabinoids for their patients.
This month’s Riddle Me This! online quiz explores the study evidence to reveal some unexpected traits, risk factors, and trajectories for these children. Are there common functional skills traits in younger bullies? What does the literature say about the familial linkage of bullying—is it learned at home?
Despite the growing involvement of fathers in their children’s lives, there persists a lack of focus on fathers in pediatric care. Updated guidelines can help pediatricians to better engage fathers in the care of their children.
Talk to patients and their families about the benefits and risks of stimulants before initiating treatment in children with ADHD.
Among the most common questions parents and caregivers ask pediatricians when gastro issues arise may be about the use of probiotics. Are you a probiotic pro or a probiotic novice?
It’s not easy to know when a deception is acceptable and when it becomes difficult to justify. An algorithm might help pediatricians to make those decisions.
This month’s quiz will test your knowledge of key diagnostic points in the screening process for depression in primary care. You’ll test your knowledge on 5 key points. Each point gives you context for the correct answer—and, most importantly, provides valuable resources.
When a child presents with an eye injury, frontline clinicians should implement this 5-minute eye exam to quickly recognize what treatment is warranted and when to refer to an ophthalmologist.
New research is changing views about the treatment of pediatric cancer and bolsters the rationale for sequencing tumors in children.