Pediatricians must do more to protect the next generation of children from the consequences of obesity before it’s too late.
Among a variety of generic titles, parents prefer being addressed as “Mom” or “Dad” rather than “Mommy/Daddy” or “Ma’am/Sir,” according to a survey of 137 parents of children being seen or admitted to a New York State children’s hospital.
An analysis of about 1590 stock photographs of sleeping babies found that infants often are not portrayed in a way that is consistent with American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on infant sleep safety.
Youngsters who use social media for an hour a day or longer are likely to sleep for fewer hours than their peers who don’t use social media—and as media use increases, so does this likelihood.
Sports have long been linked to cases of sudden cardiac arrest in the young, but a recent report shows that obesity may play a larger role than activity.
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.