Karen Bardossi
Study estimates global prevalence of ADHD
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 7.2% of children worldwide, a new meta-analysis estimates.
Docs spread out vaccine schedule despite concerns
More than 90% of primary care physicians surveyed in a new study say that in a typical month they encounter parental requests to spread out the recommended vaccination schedule for their children by reducing the number of vaccines given simultaneously or postponing some vaccines until an older age. Most agree to do so at least sometimes despite reservations.
Pediatricians need training with IUDs
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended, for the first time, intrauterine devices as a first-line contraceptive option for adolescent girls. However, few pediatricians have adequate training in placing the devices, which can limit their use.
AAP maintains its opposition to legal marijuana
Marijuana use risks harm to children and adolescents and should not be legal, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates in an updated policy statement and technical report.
Funding to extend prenatal cocaine exposure study
Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a 21-year-old longitudinal study of the effects of cocaine exposure in utero will continue to follow its subjects into adulthood.
AAP updates bronchiolitis guideline
A revised guideline on bronchiolitis in children aged 1 to 23 months from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends dispensing with chest radiographs and respiratory syncytial virus swabs for diagnosis and foregoing albuterol, epinephrine, systemic corticosteroids, chest physiotherapy, and antibiotics during treatment.
Pediatric ACO scores a success for Medicaid kids
An Ohio pediatric accountable care organization serving a Medicaid population has achieved a lower cost-rate increase than Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care providers while maintaining or improving quality of care on both federal measures and internal goals, a new study reports.
Transgender kids not confused on gender identity
The gender identity expressed by transgender children is deeply rooted and not the result of confusion or pretense, a new study indicates.
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced the release of the 2015 recommended vaccination schedule for children and adolescents in a recent policy statement from the Academy’s Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to earlier menarche
Girls who drink sugar-sweetened beverages frequently may begin menarche at a younger age than girls who don’t, a new study suggests.

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