Vivien Chen, MS3


Teenage boy with asymptomatic brown plaque on back of thigh

An adolescent boy developed an asymptomatic brown plaque on the back of his leg. He recently noted the growth of coarse hairs within the lesion.

Daniel DeMarco, PA-C


Altered mental state in a 2-year-old boy

A 26-month-old boy presents for mild altered mental status and balance issues following a fall the day before. There was no loss of consciousness or vomiting but he subsequently complained of left-sided head pain. What's the diagnosis?

Laird Harrison


It’s winter: Are children getting enough Vitamin D?

How changing seasons affect children’s nutrition.

Michael Dulin, MD, PhD


Closing SDOH gaps with analytics

More medical and SDOH (social determinants of health) data is available now than ever before to clinicians, health care organizations, and payors. Using this data can lead to better outcomes.

Errol L. Fields, MD, PhD, MPH


Supporting the LGBTQ+ patient

The pediatric provider plays a role in supporting sexual minority and gender-diverse youth.

Charnetta Colton-Poole, MD


The vaccine-hesitant patient

Best tactics for pediatricians when speaking with patients who resist immunization.

Praveen S. Goday, BS, MD


Gastrointestinal disorders: Red flags and best treatments

Gastrointestinal concerns are a common reason for a child's visit. This article offers a review of the most common ailments that may lead to that visit.

Linda Stocum


An inside look on the dupilumab approval

Amy Paller, MD, sits down to answer important questions on the FDA approval of dupilumab for patients aged 6 months to 5 years.

Gregory H. Nalesnik, DO, PGY-3


A newborn with fever and tremors

In a newborn nursery, a newborn boy shows signs of irritability, high tone, and tremors on day of life 1. His mother’s past medical history is significant for preeclampsia, previous opiate and cocaine abuse, and current tobacco use and she was incarcerated during the pregnancy. What's the diagnosis?

Bruce Shulan


How COVID-19 may impact malpractice lawsuits

COVID-19 is prompting significant changes to malpractice laws and regulations at the state and federal levels.

Margaret Scarlett, DDS


Prenatal teledentistry: because oral-systemic health links begin in the womb

Margaret Scarlett, DDS, and Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, outline how a mother's oral health can affect the oral health of her unborn child, and how teledentistry can help mothers access the care they need for themselves and their children.

Lakiea Wright, MD, MAT, MPH


Allergies, asthma, and climate change

What does climate change mean for allergies and asthma in children?

Pharmacy Times Staff


Pediatric hepatitis levels remain consistent with pre-pandemic levels

Hepatitis-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations, liver transplantations, and adenovirus stool testing results in pediatric patients were not found to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shari Schrack, CRNP


Effects of insufficient sleep on behavior and emotional regulation in children

Getting enough sleep each day is critical to children’s health. It supports mental and physical growth.

Neethu M Menon, MD


Epidural bleeding in an infant with hemophilia

A 7-month-old male with severe hemophilia A (less than 1% factor VIII [FVIII] activity) presented to his pediatrician with fussiness and inability to sleep for 3 days. He had received his influenza vaccine 3 days earlier. What's the diagnosis?

Jennifer Orahood, BSN, RNC-NIC, NTMNC


Kangaroo care in the neonatal intensive care unit

Kangaroo care is a cheap, effective intervention to improve outcomes in preterm and low-birth weight infants.

Maggie L. Shaw


Is there a link between adult-onset heart failure and preterm birth?

A higher risk of adult-onset heart failure was found in this Swedish study that investigated its association with singleton live births before 37 weeks gestation.

Rachel H. Alinsky, MD, MPH


Diagnosis and treatment of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

Here is what pediatric health care providers need to know about this often debilitating disorder.

Patrick Campbell


Progression to type 1 diabetes in autoantibody-positive children could be slowed by increased physical activity

Results of the study, which was an analysis of accelerometry data the TEDDY study, indicate every 10-minute increase in daily moderate to vigorous physical activity was associated with an 8% reduction in risk of progressing to type 1 diabetes, but this association was not present among those who were single islet autoantibody-positive or single islet autoantibody-negative.

Teri Metcalf McCambridge, MD


Healing the young athlete with OTC medications

A variety of nonprescription treatments, supplements, and patches can alleviate pain for children and adolescents.

Austin Burns, BS, MS3


Bully bullae in a toddler spreads across the body

You are asked to evaluate a healthy 19-month-old boy with a history of recurrent blisters on his arms and legs for over a year that have now spread to his face. The blisters scab over quickly, ulcerate, and heal with post-inflammatory pigmentary changes. What's the diagnosis?

L. Allen Dobson Jr., MD, FAAFP


Who cares for the caregivers?

I have been left to wonder, how does being a caregiver affect the health of the caregiver and what how does our system dysfunction play into that effect?

Kimberly Simmons, MD


Key Takeaways for Screening and Diagnosis of T1D

Kimberly Simmons, MD, provides resources for patients with T1D, and key takeaways for pediatricians screening for and diagnosing T1D in pediatric patients.

Miriam B Garcia, DO


Epidural bleeding in an infant with hemophilia

A 7-month-old male with severe hemophilia A (less than 1% factor VIII [FVIII] activity) presented to his pediatrician with fussiness and inability to sleep for 3 days. He had received his influenza vaccine 3 days earlier. What's the diagnosis?

Diana Hou Yan, MD


Subgaleal hematoma after takedown of braided hair

A previously healthy 2-year-old African American female with braids presented to our hospital with 2 days of right-sided face and head swelling. What's the diagnosis?

Amanda Piwonka


Best practices for recruiting talented staff for your practice

Medical practices must go beyond simply offering competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract new talent and keep their best clinicians and administrative staff working for them.

Vikash Oza, MD


Take-Home Points

Joshua Zeichner, MD; Brittany Craiglow, MD; Elizabeth Swanson, MD; Vikash Oza, MD; and Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, provide take-home messages for dermatologists treating pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.

Standford T. Shulman, MD


Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19

Children who at first did not appear to contract COVID-19 have been found to exhibit a more serious illness that has now been reported worldwide. Two experts offer guidance on recognizing and treating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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