Special diets and supplements: Do’s and don’ts for children
Eating well is fundamental to lifelong physical and mental health. Here’s how all your patients, even those with limiting medical conditions, can get their nutrient intake right.
What’s ruining medicine for pediatricians?
Faced with ongoing and emerging challenges that compete for their time, pediatricians are struggling to provide quality care and counseling.
Fluoride exposure in pregnancy can affect offspring’s IQ
A study in 512 mother-child pairs from 6 major cities in Canada found that exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy was associated with lowered intelligent quotient (IQ) scores in their children at the age of 3 to 4 years.
Rash triggers joint pain in an 8-year-old girl
An 8-year-old, previously healthy girl presents to the emergency department (ED) with a rash “that looks likes bruises” and joint pain. The red patchy rash is not painful and not pruritic. What's the diagnosis?
Linear papules appear on a boy’s thumb, wrist
A healthy 6-year-old boy presents for evaluation with a 3-month history of an asymptomatic rash extending from his left thumb to his left wrist. What's the diagnosis?
Study confirms effectiveness of palivizumab against RSV in high-risk infants
Palivizumab appears to be effective for reducing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in high-risk infants, according to results of a study in Australia.
Learning to drive poses extra risks for teens with attention problems
Teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or parent-reported “trouble staying focused” are poorer drivers and make more driving errors than their peers during the teenagers’ learning permit period according to recent survey data.
How new IV maintenance fluid recommendations change decades of practice
Expert discusses the rationale on shift from 60 years of practice regarding intravenous (IV) maintenance fluid therapy.
How bronchodilators can help assess asthma severity
Bronchodilator response may offer a signal to pediatricians on the severity of a patient’s asthma, and can be used to help manage the condition.
How racial inequality affects health and healthcare
Although progress has been made, racial and ethnic inequalities remain in medical care, but pediatricians can help to change this, as well as mitigate the damage that has already been done.
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