Health care is at the top of the legislative agenda this month as Congressional committees get to work on the nitty-gritty of the federal budget.
Academic performance not compromised with additional extracurricular activities in elementary school students
Fitness benefits of additional after-school physical activity were observed for school children in China compared to choice of activity, while academic performance was not compromised according to a recently published study in JAMA Pediatrics.
Food Insecurity and the Dangers of Infant Formula Dilution
FDA approves phentolamine ophthalmic solution 0.75% eye drops for pharmacologically-induced mydriasis
Results from the phase 3 MIRA-4 pediatric trial demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile with no reported adverse events. Rupa Wong, MD, offers thoughts on the approval, and why it may not change day-to-day practice when it comes to the pediatric population.
Demystifying Infant Formula
Evaluating pediatric ED readiness and racial, ethnic disparities in mortality
Peter C. Jenkins, MD, MSc, details his study recently published in Jama Network Open, evaluating associations between pediatric emergency department readiness and mortality, and if children of all races benefited equitably.
How the pediatrician can play a role in limiting school avoidance
James Wallace, MD, explains the various negative effects associated with school avoidance and how primary health care providers, along with parents, can catch early signs of social and separation anxiety.
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