Corinne Keet, MD, MS, assistant professor, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses the increased incidence of food allergies, particularly life-threatening, in children and her recent meta-analysis published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Roberto Fernández Galán, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Neurosciences, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, discusses his study on the "noisy brain" of children with autism with Karen Donley-Hayes.
Crystal Murcia, PhD, of Contemporary Pediatrics talks to Emalee Flaherty, MD, from Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, about the recent American Academy of Pediatrics update on evaluating child fractures for physical abuse.
Pediatrician Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD, describes how children's response to toxic stress stimuli in their environment alters the brain, putting them at risk for a lifetime of adverse health outcomes. Pediatricians, he says, are the natural sentinels to screen and to intervene.
The latest update to the HEEADSSS psychosocial interview for adolescents includes new questions on electronic media use in addition to its time-tested strategies for identifying the critical stressors that affect the overall well-being of teenaged patients.
We caught up with Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, via a Google Hangout, for key takeaways from his neonatal presentation at AAP 2013 in Orlando.
Although tobacco use among adolescents and young adults has declined in recent years, data show that more than 3 million high school students and 600,000 middle school students still smoke cigarettes regularly. Motivational interviewing is one intervention that pediatricians can use to help their teenaged patients quit smoking before the onset of nicotine addiction and its accompanying comorbidities.
Obamacare is here. Although the staggered implementation schedule has many health care providers unsure of how best to serve the influx of new patients, community hospitals and primary care clinics that serve our urban poor need to be ready to implement a “disruptive innovation.”