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Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

An inverse relation was observed between epilepsy and cerebral palsy and 5-minute and 10-minute Apgar scores.

2018 Immunization schedule for children, adolescents: ACIP recommendations

The updates contain new or revised ACIP recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, as well as a clarification of the recommendations for rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.

Pediatric obesity rate may decrease with special nutrition programs

Severe obesity may decline in children enrolled in specialized diet programs.

Opinion

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

How long is long enough? Taking time off after an illness

Different illnesses require that patients stay home from school or work for different lengths of time.

Clinical Features

Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

An 8-week-old infant, presents to primary care with bilateral "shaky, jerky eyes."

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