Pediatricians should counsel teenagers about emergency contraception and issue advance prescriptions as part of routine care, says the AAP.
Leniolisib approved as first treatment for PI3K-delta syndrome in patients 12 years and older
Leniolisib is the first and only treatment approved in the United States for APDS, a rare primary immunodeficiency.
Having "the talk" with teen patients
A visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.
Expired medicine unsafe for children
In a recent poll, only 1 in 5 parents believed it is unsafe for children to take medicine past its expiration date, while many did not know how to properly dispose medicine.
Addressing atypical anorexia: Part 2
Dr. Erin Harrop discusses the necessity of understanding that eating disorders do not all look the same in every patient and how a multidisciplinary approach could be an effective way to diagnose and manage anorexia nervosa that is atypical.
Adolescents are ready for college: Is your practice?
With many adolescents on the way to school, it's important to ensure your practice is taking the opportunity to talk with them and give them the tools they need be successful.
FDA approves Xofluza for treatment of influenza in children 5 years and older
Xofluza is now the first single-dose oral medication for influenza approved for children aged less than 12 years.
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