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What's autism, what's notOne in 68 children has an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). When screening children, however, physicians must be aware that many other developmental disorders occur more commonly.
Push the HPV vaccineTo reduce human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers, pediatricians must strongly recommend the underutilized HPV vaccine in preteens.
NAFLD: Silent manifestation of obesityAs the prevalence of childhood obesity has grown, said David Brumbaugh, MD, FAAP, so has the importance of identifying early signs of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Adolescent with enlarging asymptomatic birthmarkAn 11-year-old girl asks her pediatrician about an asymptomatic birthmark on her right thigh that drains clear to slightly bloody-tinged fluid occasionally when scratched. It has increased in size proportionally as she has grown.
Infant with facial lesions and respiratory distressA 2-month-old Hispanic girl is transferred by her pediatrician to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of decreased oral intake, failure to thrive, and large bleeding facial hemangiomas.
How to help adult children of alcoholic parentsWhat would make pediatricians wonder if a parent in their office might be “an adult child of an alcoholic parent?” The following case could be viewed as representative.
Do LABAs given with glucocorticoids increase severe asthma events?Results of a randomized trial in children with asthma comparing concomitant use of the inhaled glucocorticoid fluticasone propionate plus the long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol with use of fluticasone alone indicate that the answer to this question is “no.”
Some infantile hemangiomas can be managed with topical therapySuperficial, relatively thin infantile hemangiomas (IHs) responded to several months of treatment with topical timolol maleate in a recent trial, suggesting that this treatment is an alternative to oral propranolol for selected IHs.
Early bedtimes may lower risk for obesityPreschool-aged children who go to bed early are half as likely as those whose bedtime is late to be obese as adolescents, according to a new study.
Continued play after concussion lengthens recovery timeAthletes who continued to play after experiencing a concussion were 8.8 times more likely to take a long time to recover (≥21 days) than athletes who immediately left the field.

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