A few major changes are included in this year’s update to the Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, including improved flexibility for tetanus- and pertussis-related vaccines.
Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN
Snacking isn’t bad for kids, but pediatricians should counsel parents on what snacks are best.
Access to comprehensive care is key to successful care of children with special needs and their families, an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report notes, and the AAP offers specific suggestions for how to accomplish this.
Cytomegalovirus is common throughout childhood, but the virus can cause a host of complications for very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants.
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.
Every pediatrician will face the issue of impaired parents and caregivers at some point in their career. A recent report offers some advice on handling those situations.
For families living in poverty, diaper banks can help keep their children clean and dry. Pediatricians could do more to assess their unmet need and step up referrals to these community resources.
A new anesthesia-free method for placing ear tubes, known as tympanostomy tubes, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and gives clinicians an in-office option for the common procedure.
Clinicians may be able to identify patients at the highest risk of developing type 1 diabetes with a simple saliva test.
Pediatricians, not just parents and teachers, can and should help students who are struggling academically.