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Pediatrics

Transgender kids: At greater risk of poor mental health?Despite earlier studies that reveal increased depression an anxiety in transgender children and adolescents, new research published in Pediatrics reveals that children who were supported in their choice of gender identity were no more likely to suffer negative psychosocial effects than other children.
9 opinions on your professional societiesIn the third annual Contemporary Pediatrics survey, many commented on the value or lack of value of the professional societies that they turn to for help. Here are 9 responses that off both positive and negative views of these professional societies. What do you think? Feel free to comment below and make your voice heard.
Collaborators for changeBecause it requires forging alliances among all pediatric providers to initiate and effectively change policies to provide quality healthcare for all children and adolescents, this is a tough one: a collaboration that may not be embraced by everyone.

War on superbugs isn't overDespite improvements in the rates of healthcare associated infections in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says healthcare facilities still have more work to do to prevent sick patients from becoming sicker.
CDC updates guidance on Zika virusAs the weather begins to warm across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants pediatricians to know how to recognize, diagnose, and treat Zika virus infection.
Do parents push sleep problems onto their kids?Parents often complain about bedtime rituals and children waking at night. A new report, however, reveals parents who don’t sleep well may actually be misreporting poor sleep in their children.

Can testing benefit students with ADHD more than studying?Two recent studies fail to demonstrate conclusively whether the testing effect can benefit students with ADHD, but both acknowledge the need for more research about teaching strategies for learners with ADHD.
Why acute otitis media prevalence is decreasingResearchers say efforts to improve breastfeeding and vaccination rates, and reduce infants’ exposure to cigarette smoke are paying off—with acute otitis media prevalence reduced by more than 50% in some age groups.
Face masks and the brainThe current epidemic of football-related concussions and the association of repeated concussions with CTE is a serious problem that must be addressed and resolved.
CMS proposes Medicaid changeA good part of the healthcare finance community in Washington is waiting for the reworking of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care that may be published soon.