Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Failure to thrive: Early intervention mitigates long-term deficits
Failure to thrive: Early intervention mitigates long-term deficitsOutpatient 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.
LAIV will return for next flu seasonA change in the H1N1 component may have solved efficacy problems from prior formulations of the intranasal vaccine.
New study urges clinicians to consider needle fearsFear of needles may play a larger role than clinicians think in vaccine compliance, both in the childhood years and beyond.
Education is key in helping parents manage accidentsAccidents happen, but many parents might take the opportunity to panic. Pediatricians can help them prepare.
CDC updates Zika testing and management guidelinesPediatricians need to stay committed to following those infants with possible exposure to Zika to understand the effects of Zika infection and ensure appropriate care and services.
Vaccination is still key to preventing fluThe American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Impact of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsiaA study looks at the efficacy of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsia. Plus: The CDC reports on antidepressant use in the United States. Also, a look at whether vaginal estrogen postmenopause increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Latest CDC report on teen sexuality trendsAdolescent pregnancy rates are at an all-time low, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that there have been significant changes to adolescent sexuality over the last 2 decades.
Zika virus updatesThe CDC sets up a registry to document the disease in pregnancy and infants. Plus: A look at Zika, HIV infection. Also, Zika care standards updated.
Teens, repeat birth and postpartum contraceptionA CDC report looks at how effective messaging on postpartum contraception is in teenagers and the impact on repeat births. Plus: Does preeclampsia increase the risk of stroke? Also, a look at whether an old imaging technique could increase fertility.