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The Other Pain: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Catherine M. Soprano, MD, FAAP and Katherine Salamon, PhD
Date Posted:  May 15, 2019

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Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Emergencies in Neonates

Joseph Melvin, DO
Date Posted:  April 16, 2019

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Pediatric Narcolepsy

Abigail Strang, MD
Date Posted:  April 4, 2019

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Pediatric Care of Gender Non-Conforming/Transgender Youth

Anthony Alioto, PhD, Evan Graber, DO, and Beth I. Schwartz, MD
Date Posted:  February 7, 2019

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Adolescent Derm Concerns: Acne

Jordan N. Watson, MD
Date Posted:  February 7, 2019

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Nocturnal Enuresis

Ashley Anttila, MD
Date Posted: January 25, 2019

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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): PrEParing to Prevent HIV
Neil Rellosa, MD
Date Posted: January 25, 2019
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Teens are more likely to get at least one of two recommended doses of the meningococcal vaccine when they receive their first shot by early adolescence, a U.S. study suggests.

Patients treated with Zolgensma have shown improvement in reaching developmental motor milestones

Importance of having two individuals present during deep sedation and/or general anesthesia emphasized

From 2005 to 2015, rate of opioid prescribing was 14.9 percent in ED; rates highest for dental pain

More marked increases in incidence observed from 2006 to 2013 than from 197

Updated guidance for the preparticipation physical evaluation (sports physical) includes evaluating the mental health of students and provides new information on female and transgender athletes.

Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks

A clear transdermal cannabidiol (CBD) gel improved emotional and behavioral symptoms in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome and was well tolerated in a phase 2 study.

When children have fun playing sports, they are more likely to remain involved in athletic programs and stay physically active throughout childhood, realizing lifelong health benefits for the developing body, brain and self-worth.

Less than 10 percent of deaths occur in properly used car seats during travel

Eighty-six percent of pediatric patients with BB ingestion had visual evidence of mucosal damage

More than one-third of injuries occurred among patients aged younger than 18 years

Boxed warning lists risk for epidural, spinal hematomas with neuraxial anesthesia, spinal puncture

Adolescents significantly more likely to have remission of type 2 diabetes and hypertension