For parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia can be a scary—and fatal—complication, but a treatment is in development that gives parents and caregivers a new way to keep glucose levels in check.
With nearly a third of all children having a wheezing episode before their third birthday and half by age 6 years, wheezing is one of the most common problems for which preschool children are seen in the pediatrician's office.
There’s no shortage of worldwide traumatic events impacting children. Most recently, a natural disaster in Nepal and protests-gone-violent in Baltimore took center stage. As traumatic as they are, disasters such as these tend not to be as mentally and physically damaging and prevalent as the chronic stressors many of America’s children experience.
In this follow-up to his article "Telehealth: A primer for pediatricians" that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr. Andrew Schuman describes the logistics of implementing your own office telehealth program.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee has recommended a strategy for improving parents’ confidence in vaccines, including a recommendation for development of pay-for-performance initiatives and incentives in physicians’ practices.