Karen Bardossi
Which comes first, sexting or sex?
The first study to examining the temporal relationship between sexting—sending sexually explicit images electronically—and sexual activity in adolescents finds a link but not necessarily between sexting and risky sexual behaviors.
First-ever guide for echocardiography in kids
The American College of Cardiology has published the first appropriate use criteria for initial outpatient transthoracic echocardiography to evaluate children with possible heart disease.
Childhood obesity risk: What role for antibiotics?
Babies who receive repeated doses of certain antibiotics between birth and 23 months of age have a higher risk of developing obesity in early childhood than babies who don’t, a 12-year study reveals.
AAP weighs in on best contraceptives for teens
AAP weighs in on best contraceptives for teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence has issued a new policy statement that recommends the safest and most effective contraceptive options for teenagers.
CDC: Chlamydia remains most widespread STI
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most often reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States with more than 1.4 million cases in 2012, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How do online doc ratings affect parents’ choice?
Online ratings of physicians strongly influence how parents choose a physician for their children, a new study reports.
CMV in LBW babies: And the culprit is…
Blood transfusions and maternal breast milk are the main conduits for transmitting cytomegalovirus to very low-birth-weight babies. A new study identifies the primary source.
New screening guide for congenital heart disease
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have jointly issued a new scientific statement on screening for congenital and genetic heart conditions that can lead to rare sudden death in young persons aged 12 to 25 years.
Early clues to muscular dystrophy in boys
A combination of 2 developmental delays in toddler boys can alert physicians to the possibility of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and lead to earlier diagnosis, a new study reports.
AAP issues 2014-2015 flu vaccine recommendations
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines the academy’s influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2014-2015 flu season.