Karen Bardossi
Preemies in danger of flu complications
Preemies in danger of flu complications
Contrary to current guidelines, children born before 37 weeks’ gestation should be considered at high risk for complications of influenza, a new meta-analysis shows.
Pertussis outbreak strikes hard at infants, teens
Pertussis outbreak strikes hard at infants, teens
Infants have borne the brunt of the worst outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in almost 70 years in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
New tool tracks weight loss in breastfed newborns
Newly developed neonatal nomograms enable healthcare providers and parents to follow weight changes in exclusively breastfed babies during the first days of life and identify abnormal weight loss patterns, as described in a recent study.
Kids are getting many needless chest x-rays
Many chest radiographs performed on children don’t benefit them clinically and expose them to unnecessary radiation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
New CDC recs on circumcision for teen boys
Sexually active teenaged boys can benefit from circumcision and should be given that information, according to new draft recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Federal Register.
Follow-up of childhood lead exposure falls short
Only 18 states require that children on Medicaid who have elevated blood lead levels receive in-home follow-up services mandated by Medicaid’s Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit, according to a recent report.
Don’t overlook oral health in young children
Pediatricians should include oral health assessment, maintenance, and anticipatory guidance in their care of young children, a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.
Latest advice on managing atopic dermatitis
Latest advice on managing atopic dermatitis
The bad news is that office visits for atopic dermatitis are on the rise; the good news is that the condition usually responds to topical therapy and vigilant skin care, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
How school nurse training makes allergic kids safer
A single training session on food allergy for school nurses can improve their response to allergic reactions in children for a sustained period, a new study reports.

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