Pediatrics

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

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These results indicate an association between adolescent engagement in digital media activities and subsequent ADHD symptoms.

AAP: Policy Statement on Health Concerns Related to Food Additives

AAP: Policy Statement on Health Concerns Related to Food Additives

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According to the AAP, improvements to the current regulatory process for food additives are "urgently needed" as recent studies suggest many of these chemicals have been linked to endocrine system disruption and other adverse health effects.

Parents Urged to Ask Playdates if There Is a Gun in the Home

Parents Urged to Ask Playdates if There Is a Gun in the Home

The ASK Day campaign urges parents to ask if there is a gun in the home their child will be going to, and if there is, to ask how the gun is stored.

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training

Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children, parents, caregivers, school personnel, and the public.

Preventing Child Maltreatment Not Yet Feasible in Primary Care

Preventing Child Maltreatment Not Yet Feasible in Primary Care

The USPSTF does not have the needed evidence to guide primary care clinicians in preventing child maltreatment before it occurs in children who do not show signs of abuse or neglect.

Point and Counterpoint: Ethics and Legality of Pediatric Euthanasia

Point and Counterpoint: Ethics and Legality of Pediatric Euthanasia

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Belgium and the Netherlands currently allow variations on pediatric euthanasia, stoking the worldwide debate surrounding the practice.

Pediatric Health Could Be Improved With Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Pediatric Health Could Be Improved With Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Researchers present recommendations to increase cooperation between pediatricians and public health professionals in order to ensure optimal health for children.

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

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The AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases released recommendations regarding influenza, influenza immunization, and influenza treatment for the 2017-2018 season.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost-Effective for Some Adolescents With Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost-Effective for Some Adolescents With Depression

A brief cognitive behavioral therapy program is cost-effective for adolescents with depression who declined or stopped using antidepressants.

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

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The USPSTF has updated the 2004 recommendations for screening of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

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The FDA has issued a new safety communication requiring that changes be made to the labeling of prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone.

CDC Finds Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Persist in the United States

CDC Finds Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Persist in the United States

Improving rates of safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics could help reduce sleep-related infant mortality.

Modest Declines Observed in Severe Obesity Among Children

Modest Declines Observed in Severe Obesity Among Children

Findings indicate recent progress in reducing the prevalence of severe obesity among young children in the United States.

Urinary and Genital Problems Seen in Girls After Years of Sexual Abuse

Urinary and Genital Problems Seen in Girls After Years of Sexual Abuse

Girls sexually abused in childhood experience more urinary and genital health problems, even years after the abuse.

Infant Mortality Rate Varied by State and Race From 2013 to 2015

Infant Mortality Rate Varied by State and Race From 2013 to 2015

A CDC National Center for Health Statistics report provides recent state-level data that can inform efforts to lessen state and race-specific infant mortality rates.

Psychiatric Genetic Testing May Be Beneficial for Some Minors

Psychiatric Genetic Testing May Be Beneficial for Some Minors

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Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to implement predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.

Poor Health Outcomes More Common Among Children of Migrant Workers

Poor Health Outcomes More Common Among Children of Migrant Workers

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Initiatives are needed to improve the health and well-being of children of migrant workers worldwide.

Marijuana Use Linked to Decline in Cigarette, Alcohol Use in Adolescents

Marijuana Use Linked to Decline in Cigarette, Alcohol Use in Adolescents

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Adolescent marijuana prevalence would be at or near record highs if cigarette use had not declined since 2005 and the perceived risk of marijuana is associated with its use.

Vaccine Exemption Rates Reduced With Mandated Parental Counseling

Vaccine Exemption Rates Reduced With Mandated Parental Counseling

Vaccine exemption rates decreased and vaccine coverage increased for vaccines required for school entrance.

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

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Birth weights decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan, after the city's shift to the Flint River for its tap water source.

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

Implementing state newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease decreased infant cardiac deaths.

Assessing Medical Age of Children Seeking Asylum: Legal and Ethical Challenges

Assessing Medical Age of Children Seeking Asylum: Legal and Ethical Challenges

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Determining whether or not an individual is a minor can be difficult when reliable documentation is lacking.

Recommendations Released to Help Healthcare Professionals Prevent Child Trafficking

Recommendations Released to Help Healthcare Professionals Prevent Child Trafficking

The recommendations include development of public policy, supporting legislation, and policies to help victims of human trafficking.

Clinician Suspicion for Diagnosing Lyme Disease Minimally Accurate

Clinician Suspicion for Diagnosing Lyme Disease Minimally Accurate

Clinician suspicion had a minimal ability to differentiate children with and without Lyme disease.

Incentive-Based Approach Does Not Improve Health Behaviors in Adolescents

Incentive-Based Approach Does Not Improve Health Behaviors in Adolescents

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Incentive-based approaches may not improve daily adherence to a single behavioral process in adolescents.

FDA Codeine Investigation Results in Fewer Prescriptions for Children

FDA Codeine Investigation Results in Fewer Prescriptions for Children

The investigation led to substantially decreased codeine prescribing to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.

Children of Foreign-Born Parents Less Likely to Be Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

Children of Foreign-Born Parents Less Likely to Be Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

Children with at least 1 foreign-born parent were less likely to be up-to-date on immunizations than children with 2 US-born parents.

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Although pediatricians have been introduced to the new guidelines, many are not putting them into practice.

Tobacco Smoke Legislation Linked to Pediatric Public Health Benefits

Tobacco Smoke Legislation Linked to Pediatric Public Health Benefits

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Public health policies related to tobacco smoke legislation are associated with benefits to child health.

Unilateral DNAR Should Be Used Sparingly in Pediatric Care

Unilateral DNAR Should Be Used Sparingly in Pediatric Care

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Decisions about interventions for end-of-life care in a pediatric setting can be complex and emotionally charged for patients, parents, and the healthcare team.

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