Although parents of children who turn out to have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often express concerns about their child’s development early on, providers are far less likely to respond proactively to these concerns—instead delivering a reassuring/passive response—than to address parental concerns about intellectual disability/developmental delay (ID/DD).
A 2012 Huffington Post article described the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies conducted by Vince Felitti and Rob Anda as “the most important public health study that you have never heard of.”
With increased numbers of children and adolescents participating in a wide variety of sports, ensuring safety while encouraging athleticism paves a way for these young people to enjoy a lifetime of activity and, for some, competitive sports by reducing as much as possible the real risk of injury that can alter this trajectory with a single blow to the face.
Sports participation is on the rise among youth in the United States. As we continue to address childhood obesity, it is encouraging to see that the number of high school students playing sports has continued to increase yearly since 1983.
In June, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) declined to recommend that a newly approved serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine series be used universally in adolescents aged 16 to 18 years, basically leaving the decision up to parents and providers.
An 8-year-old boy presents to the emergency department (ED) with acute onset of twitching. The child began experiencing uncontrollable tics involving his bilateral upper extremities and shoulders 2 hours prior to presentation, with no associated loss of consciousness.