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Vitamin D deficiency associated with pediatric obesityVitamin D deficiency in children is associated with being overweight while sufficiency is associated with a healthy BMI, researchers reported in December.
How pediatricians can improve sexual and reproductive carePediatricians are falling short when it comes to adequately addressing sexual and reproductive healthcare for teenagers, but new guidance aims to offer strategies for improvement.
Education is key in helping parents manage accidentsAccidents happen, but many parents might take the opportunity to panic. Pediatricians can help them prepare.
Practice update for flu vaccines and egg allergies (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a practice update published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology regarding egg allergies and administration of the influenza vaccine.
Seeing movies with guns piques kids’ interest in using themChildren who view movies with gun violence are more interested in guns and violence than their peers who do not have this exposure, a recent experiment showed.
Breastfeeding for at least 2 months provides SIDS protectionBreastfeeding for a minimum of 2 months has a significant protective effect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), almost halving the risk of its occurrence.
Protuberant blister over newborn’s lumbar spineA healthy full-term newborn presented with a prominent sacral dimple within an oval patch. Ultrasound showed no evidence of spinal anomalies, and the child was discharged home. Three days later, the patch became elevated, red, and moist appearing, and she was brought to the emergency department (ED) for further evaluation of the “growing blister.”
Health literacy: A challenge in diverse populationsHealth illiteracy is widespread across all populations, but it has the extra burden of language and cultural barriers in diverse and underserved populations. Here’s how pediatricians can help.
Ideal pain relief for musculoskeletal injury remains elusiveA comparison of a combination of oral morphine and oral ibuprofen with each of these drugs alone found that none of these options provided optimal analgesia for the pain of a musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I).
3 steps to boost health literacy
3 steps to boost health literacyWhat do patients and their families really understand about their healthcare and what can pediatricians do about it?

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