For all patients with recurrent infections, early detection and treatment are critical to avoid the life-alterlng adverse effects of an underlying, untreated immunodeficiency disorder.
Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA
Children who are overweight or obese are potentially at risk for developing diabetes, but there’s more to identifying prediabetes than just obesity.
Breast milk is best, but for those babies who won’t or don’t breastfeed there are formula alternatives. Here’s a primer on infant formulas and how to decide which option is appropriate for the individual child.
Pediatricians need a better understanding of the effects of early puberty for girls beyond adolescence into adulthood.
Premature cellular aging induced by glucocorticoids during puberty may cause children’s bone loss, osteoporosis, and fracture risk later in life.
Wheezing in children is often associated with asthma. However, localized wheezing should alert the clinician that something other than asthma may be present.
Pediatricians have had concerns about the known risks of marijuana use in children. What’s next for kids with cancer?
Health 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.
Bacteremia is now a rare event in previously healthy children aged 3 to 36 months because of the introduction of routine immunization with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).
Among concerns with administering these multiple and frequent immunizations in young children are the potential pain and adverse effects associated with injections. Along with inducing pain in some children, the early negative experience of needle-related procedures can interfere with adherence to immunization schedules and create long-lasting effects of anxiety and stress around needle-related procedures that remain into adulthood.