A Web-based surveillance system could enable preschools and childcare facilities to identify disease outbreaks in their early stages and take prompt measures to nip them in the bud, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
More than 1.3 million preteens and adolescents are at risk of stress-related school failure or impaired health because of the adult-sized responsibilities they must shoulder, according to a study presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
Steven R Feldman, professor of Dermatology and Director of the Center for Dermatology Research at Wake Forest Baptist Health, discusses the need to advise parents and patients about proper protection from the sun.
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.
Distinguishing between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants is critical to providing appropriate treatment and avoiding overclassifying infants with GERD that leads to overtesting and overtreatment.
New recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on contraception use in adolescents urge clinicians to get more involved in educating adolescents about contraception use and, in particular, to recommend the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as the first-line contraceptive choice.