Rachael Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
AAP: Healthy relationships can help offset toxic stress
Toxic stress can have lifelong negative effects. A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) examines how healthy relationships may serve as a buffer.
Can early and continued cow’s milk formula exposure prevent food allergies?
Early exposure to peanuts has been shown to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. Is the same true with cow's milk?
Which formulas are best for infants with cow’s milk allergy?
For infants with milk allergies, finding a formula that won't cause a reaction is key to happy feeding times. Parents face a dizzying array of options. Here's a look at them.
Using tests to determine pet allergy triggers
New allergy testing tools can help pinpoint exact triggers for pet allergies.
Croup in the COVID-19 era
The pandemic has increased awareness for many infectious diseases, including croup.
How families can mitigate a child's pet allergies
When a child develops allergies to the family pet, what can the family do to help control the allergies and keep the pet in the home?
Fall allergies: Medications remain stable, but a lot has changed
With COVID-19 still at large, pediatricians should prepare for a tough allergy season.
New report guides the treatment of infants with asymptomatic fevers
New guidelines can aid clinicians in diagnosing infants who have fever, but no other symptoms.
Is it cow's milk allergy or is it intolerance?
Distinguishing the difference between the 2 can be a challenge with cow’s milk and the interchangeable use for both terms can increase the challenge too.
Diagnosing cow’s milk allergies in newborns and infants
Although it's one of the most common food allergies, the diagnosis of cow's milk allergies isn't always easy.
Climate change leads to longer pollen seasons, more allergies
Climate change means more than stronger, more ferocious weather and hard-to-contain wildfires. Here's what it means for allergies.
Best remedies for fall seasonal respiratory allergies
Just because the weather cools down in the Fall months, doesn't mean that respiratory allergies are done. Here's a look at some of the best respiratory allergy remedies.
Bronchitis in children: Should it be on your radar?
Cough is a common reason for pediatric visits. When should bronchitis be on the diagnostic radar?
New report guides pediatricians on offering sexual education to children with disabilities
A guideline update from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers help to clinicians in guiding children and teenagers with disabilities through sexual development.
Keeping your child safe from COVID-19 this summer
Parents and children are eager to get back to “normal” as the number of COVID-19 cases drops, so targeted education and individualized advice are important for families in an almost post–COVID-19 world. Pediatricians can provide guidance about what is and isn’t safe.
Malnutrition signs aren’t limited to the scale
There are several indicators of malnutrition—even for children with normal growth.
Study examines alternatives for preschool ADHD medications
Stimulants are recommended as the first-line treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A study examines whether α2-adrenergic agonists could be effective as well.
The latest on teenage contraceptive options
Contraception for teenagers may seem like a taboo topic, but it is an important part of wellness care for adolescent girls.
Using siblings' history of maltreatment to screen for abuse
Screening for child abuse can be difficult, but looking for a history of abuse in a household could prove helpful.
Asthma: Everything you need to know
New recommendations and treatment options for this common condition in children.
Plant-based protein diets for children
Plant-based proteins may be healthier for our bodies and the environment, but there’s not much guidance on these types of diets for children.
Social media: How to harness its power and avoid its traps
Social media can be a powerful tool for patient education and advocacy, but it can also lead to risky behavior and damage a professional reputation. New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers insight on how to ethically use it.
Picky eating: When is the time to act?
Whether it’s getting a child to eat a certain vegetable, eat something other than chicken nuggets, most parents go through feeding struggles at some point. The question for pediatricians is knowing when to offer reassurance and support, and when to offer intervention.
Expert panel warns against post-op opioid use in pediatrics
Non-opioid pain management recommended in pediatrics when possible, according to new guideline.
Toddler diet quality is improving, but has far to go
The quality of diets in children is improving, but especially in low-income and racially diverse groups, there is still a long way to go in meeting nutritional recommendations.
Kid influencers have free reign on social media
Kid influencers are having a field day on social media when it comes to pushing (mostly unhealthy) products on unsuspecting viewers. Here’s how you can help.
Allergy experts weigh in on prevention strategies
Guidance offers insight on allergy prevention strategies.
Expanding early peanut introduction can increase prevention efforts
A new study suggests that extending early peanut introduction efforts can head off more allergy development.
Utilizing infant feeding for food allergy prevention
Expert weighs in on adoption of early feeding guidelines for peanut allergy avoidance.
More frequent grocery runs tied to healthier household diets
A new report investigates how grocery shopping frequency impacts diet quality.
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