Previsit screening and counseling for parents using an automated interactive voice response system integrated with electronic health records can improve pediatric primary care visits for both clinicians and parents, a new study reports.
A simple electronic screening tool that asks adolescents how often they’ve used 8 commonly abused substances in the past year can separate teenagers into 4 clinically significant risk categories to help guide intervention, a new study reports.
Low doses of antibiotics can stimulate formation of bacterial biofilms that lead to chronic lung, sinus, and ear infections, a new study shows. The biofilms can grow stronger instead of weaker in response to the antibiotics.
Abuse early in childhood affects how certain genes are turned on or off, which may help explain why severely stressed children are at higher risk of psychological and physical problems, a recent study suggests.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 of every 1000 babies are born with a permanent hearing loss.