The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on screening for idiopathic scoliosis in asymptomatic adolescents.
Unsafe sleep practices, including placing infants in a non-supine sleep position, are still prevalent in the United States.
Use of folic acid or multivitamins during pregnancy is associated with a significantly reduced risk of ASD in offspring.
About 16% of infants under 4 months were fed foods other than breast milk or formula.
The infant mortality rate varied by state, from 4.28 to 9.08 per 1,000 live births in Massachusetts and Mississippi, respectively, in 2013 through 2015.
Overweight/obese preschools have greater asthma symptoms than normal-weight children when untreated.
Adolescent marijuana prevalence today would be at or near record highs if cigarette use had not declined since 2005.
Average birth weights among infants born in Flint, Michigan, have decreased after the city's shift from using the Detroit Water Authority to the Flint River for its tap water source.
Day-care centers have more allergens from pets and mites than in homes.
A study of an investigational digital medicine achieves its primary efficacy end point in pediatric ADHD.
Omega-3 supplementation in children with mood disorders is associated with decreased impairment in executive functioning.
Medication-related adverse events occur more frequently with methotrexate in children with moderate to severe psoriasis.
Clinician suspicion has minimal accuracy for the diagnosis of Lyme disease.
A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.
Youths receiving dual therapy for depression had the highest incidence of attempted suicide compared with those receiving monotherapy.
Treatment with ADHD medication during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for neonatal morbidity, especially central nervous system-related disorders such as seizures.
Delayed and immediate umbilical cord clamping show no major differences in health of preterm infants.
Infants aged 19-35 months had vaccination rates above 90%.
The policy statement from the AAP recommends public cord blood banking for collecting, processing, and using cord blood cells.
With a little creativity, children with diabetes can enjoy the festivities of Halloween.
The AAP has updated guidelines on infection prevention and control that include the endorsement of immunization for healthcare personnel and guidance during outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Researchers developed a clinical tool to predict prolonged hospital stays in patients with pediatric community-acquired pneumonia.
Type 2 diabetes risk is increased in young adults through antidepressant use, specifically the duration of use and the cumulative dose.
Type 2 diabetes is greater with second-generation antipsychotics than with non-second-generation antipsychotic psychotropic medications for patients aged 6 to 25 years.
Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.
Maternal multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy may be inversely associated with ASD with intellectual disability in offspring.
The AAP Section for Endocrinology compiled the list of tests for height and puberty, which should prompt careful discussion between parents and physicians.
Insulin pump therapy is linked to lower risks of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis and better glycemic control than insulin injection therapy.
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.
Elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide was well tolerated in children and maintained high virological suppression.