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Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Joseph F. Hagan Jr., MD, FAAP
Date Posted: January 15, 2019

You Really Can Do a Bright Futures Visit in 18 Minutes!

Joseph F. Hagan Jr., MD, FAAP
Date Posted:  January 15, 2019

Evaluating Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious (NSSI) Behavior in Youth

Colleen Cullinan, PhD
Date Posted:  January 8, 2019

Don’t Panic – Let’s Talk Organic: Organic Food Myths and Legends

Mary-Catherine Perry, RD, LDN
Date Posted:  January 8, 2019

Substance Abuse in Adolescents: Juuling and Beyond

Krishna White, MD, MPH
Date Posted: January 8, 2019

Diagnostic Approach to Common Musculoskeletal Complaints
Maureen Leffler, DO, MPH

Date Posted: December 18, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Chijioke Ikomi, MD

Date Posted: December 18, 2018

Headlines in Pediatrics

Worse cognitive HRQOL and clinically meaningful impairment in school and overall HRQOL observed

Two children with AFM who underwent surgery for nerve transfer show functional recovery at two years

Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian-Americans versus white non-Hispanic

The increased risk for disorders such as diabetes and obesity begins in childhood and is higher in those with concomitant ADHD.

Cyclosporine A cationic emulsion (CsA CE) appears more effective than vehicle alone in treating pediatric patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis, according to a study funded by the developer, Santen.

Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds.

Over 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients are hospitalized for a vaccine-preventable infection in the first five years after transplant.

In teens with early-life stress, positive memory specificity linked to lower depressive symptoms

Three in four parents are unaware when their teens have recurrent thoughts about suicide, and a big part of the problem may be that adolescents often deny feeling this way, a U.S. study suggests.

People who develop type 2 diabetes prior to age 40 are particularly vulnerable to mental health hospitalizations while they're still young, a previously unappreciated phenomenon.

NIH-funded study links gut microbiome to food allergy.

Teens whose parents set their bedtimes, and those who go to sleep on their own when they're tired, may get more rest than peers who only go to sleep after they've finished homework or socializing online, a recent study suggests.

Adolescents, young adults who have had private time report more positive attitudes to providers

Five-year overall survival higher in patients who receive combined tx than those treated with chemo alone

Even a single episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in school-aged children may have an enduring effect on cognitive function, a study suggests.

Depressive symptoms are prevalent among urban teens with asthma and are associated with worse outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Academic Pediatrics.

A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition.

Reduced sepsis, increased breastfeeding rates observed; no difference in neurodevelopment vs. open bay units

Newborn genomic sequencing (nGS) can identify risk and carrier status for a wide range of conditions not detectable by currently available newborn screening assays or predicted based on an infant's clinical or family history, researchers say.

Intranasal ketamine is noninferior to intranasal fentanyl at relieving pain in children with acute extremity injuries, a new study found.

Frequency of guideline-concordant prescribing for respiratory conditions lower at nonpediatric EDs

47 percent of cohort experienced 11 percent or greater decrease in diaphragm thickness after six days

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes among U.S. youth may be associated with increased use of potentially dangerous flavored tobacco products, a new study suggests.

Quadrivalent live attenuated flu vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09

Peak flow meter handheld device useful for adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Schools that promote healthy eating may reduce kids' risk of obesity, new research finds.

Most maintain personal hygiene by age 13, work independently by 20; 34 percent live independently

In hand and wrist bones, epiphyseal fusion is initiated, completed earlier now than a century ago

Gender-affirming hormones and surgery appear to improve mental health and quality of life in transgender adolescents, according to a new literature review.

Children in close contact with patients who have drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are likely to develop latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but unlikely to develop tuberculosis disease (TB), according to prospective data from Armenia.