Black, Hispanic and other non-white children were less likely to see specialists for autism comorbitities than white patients.
A healthy and thriving boy aged 8 years, has never been able to achieve complete nighttime dryness since being potty trained at age 3 years.
When treating a young patient for monosymptomatic enuresis, be sure to assess the physical, emotional, and developmental maturity of the child.
A clinician education intervention improved adherence to antibiotic prescribing guidelines for common bacterial acute respiratory tract infections.
The FDA has approved Fluzone Quadrivalent to protect adults and children aged 6 months and older during the 2013-2014 influenza season.
The majority of low-income patients have access to the Internet and most express interest in receiving health information digitally.
A homemade solution helps keep swimmer's ear at bay.
It is often difficult to get young patients to take deep breaths. This simple penlight trick can help.
New York state vaccine exemption rates nearly doubled from 2000 to 2011, and counties with higher proportions of vaccine exemptions reported greater pertussis incidence.
An inactivated vaccine for enterovirus 71 (EV71) was safe and effective in children, results of a large phase 3 study indicate.
More than 50% of military children see a nonmilitary clinician before, during and after their parents' deployment.
The AAPA's Clinical Health Affairs Commission cites childhood immunization, post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity, celiac disease and dementia as topics to watch in 2013.
Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, discussed the benefits of several Health Resources and Services Administration programs at NAPNAP 2013.
Poor adherence to well-child visits may increase the risk of hospitalizations in young children.
The task force has issued a Grade B recommendation for use of oral fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish among children younger than 5 years.
Teens who received DTaP were six times more likely to get pertussis during the 2010-2011 California outbreak than those given DTwP.
Bryan weighs in at 210 lbs, and he's 10 years old. He wants to be a policeman, but gets tired going up stairs. What can we do for him?
Parents who suck on their child's pacifier to clean it may be decreasing their child's risk for developing eczema and asthma.
A trick to help pediatric patients sit still during routine exams.
What constitutes a reasonable workup for neutropenia in an otherwise healthy young person?
A clinician prescribes an antidepressant to a young woman without immediate follow-up.
Requirements for assessment, resuscitation and care of newborn infants born at home summarized
Children might be exposed to media coverage of violent events without their parents' knowledge. Are you prepared to discuss their fears and anxiety?
In utero exposure to the anti-epileptic drug valproate was associated with a five-fold elevated risk of autism and three-fold elevated risk for an ASD.
Attempt to swallow dry cinnamon may cause aspiration and allergic reactions, or may trigger potentially fatal hypersensitivity-induced asthma attacks.
Implementing several techniques can help improve public recognition of NP research and improve the adoption of evidence-based medicine in practice.
The opening ceremony at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners meeting highlighted the challenge of treating pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes.
About 9 in every 1,000 U.S. kids are victims of child abuse. Are we doing our part as healthcare providers to stop it?
Otherwise healthy 15-year-old Ohio girl succumbs to varicella infection, according to CDC report.
Often at increased risk for disease transmission, many teens and preteens do not receive the recommended immunizations in a timely manner.