What are the health care protocols in a postpandemic world?
On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency ended. So…now what?
2-year-old boy with atopic dermatitis flare on legs
A healthy 2-year-old boy with atopic dermatitis developed intermittent flares of eczematous patches on his legs with dramatic sparing below the sock line following meals. What is the diagnosis?
What tool is best for evaluating pain in children who can’t self-report?
Assessing pain in nonverbal patients remains very difficult, including being able to distinguish it from “behavior” (eg, self-stimulation), says Jon Matthew Farber, MD.
Study finds link between COVID-19 vaccination and vulvar ulcers
Patients first reported systemic symptoms, such as fevers, headache, and myalgias; vulvar symptoms, which included vulvar pain and dysuria, typically developed 2 days after vaccination and peaked within 5 days.
Highlighting Mental Health Awareness month
Our President and CEO, Mike Hennessy Jr, says now is the perfect time to assess your own mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Dehydrated infant with fast breathing and sunken anterior fontanel
A 9-month-old girl with a history of grunting and poor weight gain for a few months is evaluated in the emergency department for dehydration and respiratory distress. What’s the diagnosis?
First-line use of biologics may lead to favorable outcomes in sJIA
In choosing a treatment plan, many health care providers reported that they initiate treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) with a biologic agent most of the time.
New law increases awareness—and labeling requirements—for seed allergens
Knowing which packaged foods contain various seeds has largely been a guessing game, but a new law enacted in January 2023 changes that.
Building mental fortitude in the competitive student athlete
Pediatric health care providers, as well as teachers, coaches, and parents, must be closely involved in the healthy development of these athletes.
Best practices for pediatricians in diagnosing and treating asthma
Hidden triggers and asthma mimickers can complicate this common childhood condition.
What you need to know about the albuterol shortages
Manufacturers, hospitals, and clinicians are working quickly to address the shortages of this crucial inhalation solution.
Association between eviction and child health outcomes
In a recent review, recent eviction was associated with worse child health outcomes.
Theoretical input on eating behaviors could transform data into clinical guidance
A recent study combined the efforts of child psychology and nutrition experts at Johns Hopkins University and several Australian research centers to investigate how much we really know about why children eat the way they do, and what impact food behaviors have on their overall development.
Half of meningococcal vaccination appointments delayed or canceled during COVID-19 pandemic
A multi-country survey revealed 50% of meningitis vaccination appointments were delayed or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for “urgent action” to maintain routine vaccination levels among children, according to survey authors.
CDC: Early autism detection disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic
Data pulled from 11 communities in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ADDM) Network demonstrate higher autism prevalence for children aged 8 years.
AAP: Tips for preventing medication poisoning in children
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released several tips to prevent medication poisoning in young children because of a rise in opioid-related poisonings from 2005 to 2018.
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