Jane Mendle, PhD’s research at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, investigating the long-term psychological effects of early puberty has significant implications for our practices as pediatric nurse practitioners—and for all healthcare providers.
Too many children with depression go undiagnosed and untreated, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated guidelines should address this standard of care.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at an observational study published in PLoS Medicine that examined full term infant mortality and what the findings suggest pediatricians need to be doing.
A new poll shows that there is a lot of misunderstanding about when is the right time for children to start seeing a dentist.
A popular claim in the antivaccination movement that too many vaccines can set children up for poor immunity overall has been refuted in a new study.
Stressing dieting over healthy eating in teenagers can cause lifelong weight and diet problems than can extend for generations.
New FDA restrictions on medications for children that contain codeine and other opioids aim to prevent cases of misuse, abuse, and overdose.
For clearer communication, clinicians should say what they mean.
Premature cellular aging induced by glucocorticoids during puberty may cause children’s bone loss, osteoporosis, and fracture risk later in life.
Outpatient pediatric providers have an essential role in the ongoing monitoring and care of a child with failure to thrive (FTT). Here’s how routine growth assessments help to identify FTT and determine effective multidisciplinary treatment.