When improving the developmental screening process in a practice, a key area to focus on is improving the referral process. Here are 9 tips to ensure the referral process is effective.
Clinically significant depression can occur in children aged as young as 3 years. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and identify risk factors in your young patients.
Most edible products for babies contain traces of toxic metals that can cause neurodevelopmental harm. A new report quantifies for the first time the impact of these chemicals on infants’ health.
The evidence is clear: Practitioners who fail to administer immunizations according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedules results in adverse outcomes for children and adolescents who are needlessly exposed to vaccine preventable diseases.
The 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) is performing well since its 2010 introduction but still has some flaws, according to a recent report.
Clinicians must advocate for pediatric patients receiving immunomodulation therapies to also receive timely vaccinations for vaccine-preventable diseases.
A mildly overweight 8-year-old Hispanic female in rural Colorado is brought to her primary care provider’s office with right neck pain and right-sided neck swelling of a day’s duration. The patient’s mother also stated that her daughter had a maximum temperature (T-max) of 102°F that started that morning. The patient denied any sore throat, rash, headache, rhinorrhea, cough, nasal congestion, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. What's the diagnosis?
Primary care clinicians play a key role in identifying and treating anxiety disorders in children and helping them learn effective coping skills. This article summarizes some of the current guidance.
When considering a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), here are 9 symptoms of inattention to remember.
BRCA2 mutations already are linked to a number of cancer types, and now researchers have found that it could play a role in the development of childhood lymphomas, as well.