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.
A new study indicates that pediatric exposures to prescription medications are just as often the result of adults removing pills from original containers as improper use or failure of child-resistant packaging.
Although the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) will be managed by specialty care, the primary care provider is often the first line of contact for many routine concerns. When encountering a patient with CF in the primary setting, there are extrapulmonary symptoms that must be considered in patients, which includes gastrointestinal symptoms.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a randomized, blinded adaptive trial that looked at the efficacy of 3 intravenous anticonvulsant agents used to treat children with status epilepticus.
A program at a hospital in New York City looked at how adding a pediatric observation unit to the existing pediatric emergency department helped improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Significant improvements in cystic fibrosis (CF) care have focused primarily on the pulmonary system, but addressing the gastrointestinal complications of CF presents a major opportunity for improvement in disease management.
Following a unanimous vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a hexavalent vaccine with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B (HepB) (recombinant) has been included in the federal Vaccines for Children program.
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.
Guidance abounds for how much screen time children should have and when they first should be given access. However, a new study indicates that parental stressors can have an impact on when and how much very young children are exposed to media and screens.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large cohort study using a military health system database that examined the concurrent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and mental illness.