The number of completely unvaccinated children may not be large, but they pose a challenge to the pediatric practice. A recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a sample of parents how their child’s primary care office deals with children who are completely unvaccinated and how they believe primary care offices should tackle the issue.
It’s one of the biggest problems facing the medical field and has an economic impact of roughly $4.6 billion each year. However, tackling physician burnout can feel like a gargantuan task. A recent study examines whether coaching can help tackle the task.
Preterm infants may face an increased risk for infections that are vaccine-preventable along with associated complications. A recent study indicates that preterm infants may also be at risk of not being vaccinated in a timely manner.
Children who have experience with child protective services may be more likely to experience mental health events, according to a recent Australian study.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 4.1 million reports of children maltreatment were reported in 2016. A new study suggests that expanding Medicaid could help reduce the number.
Home furnishings, toys, home electronics, and other consumer products may be responsible for the nonfatal pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that send children aged 0 to 19 years to the emergency department, according to a recent study.
Environmental issues have long had myriad impacts on fetal and child development. A recent study suggests that expectant mothers living near oil and gas wells may be more likely to give birth to an infant with congenital heart defects (CHD).
Could encouraging parents and teenagers to discuss sex lead to the teenager practicing safe sex in the future? A recent meta-analysis examines the effectiveness of “the talk” on delaying sexual initiation and future safe sexual practices
How effective is hydroxyurea in preventing acute care for children with sickle cell disease (SCD)? A new study examined the use of hydroxyurea in children with SCD who were covered by Medicaid.
Encouraging exclusive breastfeeding is one key elements to giving infants a good start. Unfortunately, some mothers aren’t able to maintain exclusive breastfeeding once they go back to work. A new study looks at whether extending maternity leave could improve exclusive breastfeeding rates.