There isn’t just one thing that can prevent drowning, but rather a combination of interventions from education and swim lessons to physical barriers, according to a new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN
Research suggests a family history of mental and neurologic disorders may increase risk factors for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a child.
A new study suggests that patients may develop a tolerance to cannabidiol (CBD) oil over time, resulting in a loss of efficacy for seizure control.
Screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) is now standard across the country, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for continued improvement on how data is collected and shared from the screenings.
Teenaged moms may pass negative effects of young motherhood on to their children, and maybe even their grandchildren.
New research indicates that individual and brief encounters with general anesthesia during infancy result in no neurodevelopmental deficits by the school years.
Banning sales to individuals aged younger than 21 years is just one of the proposals in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) newest call to action in the fight against vaping.
A new study investigating antibiotic prescribing found that 17% of these prescriptions written for children were inappropriate—and the number climbs even higher in adults.
A third of young adults have never had a private discussion with a clinician, according to a recent report that reveals a concerning lack of confidential communication between doctors and their young patients.
The pediatric medical home must offer more familial, social, and psychosocial support to help children with special healthcare needs to thrive.