Pediatrics

Screening for depression: A must in NP practiceJane Mendle, PhD’s research at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, investigating the long-term psychological effects of early puberty has significant implications for our practices as pediatric nurse practitioners—and for all healthcare providers.
New guidelines highlight pediatric mental health needsToo many children with depression go undiagnosed and untreated, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated guidelines should address this standard of care.
Latest on infant mortality in the United States (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at an observational study published in PLoS Medicine that examined full term infant mortality and what the findings suggest pediatricians need to be doing.
What you need to be doing about oral health A new poll shows that there is a lot of misunderstanding about when is the right time for children to start seeing a dentist.
Study reveals vaccinations don’t weaken natural immunityA popular claim in the antivaccination movement that too many vaccines can set children up for poor immunity overall has been refuted in a new study.
How a focus on dieting in kids can impact generationsStressing dieting over healthy eating in teenagers can cause lifelong weight and diet problems than can extend for generations.
10 personal language (and other) peevesFor clearer communication, clinicians should say what they mean.
The 5 biggest business mistakes independent pediatricians makeIndependent pediatricians truly are small service business owners. Expert advice can help your practice avoid problems and achieve success.
Early puberty in girls has long-term psychosocial effectsPediatricians need a better understanding of the effects of early puberty for girls beyond adolescence into adulthood.
More than stubborn diaper rash?An 11-month-old boy was brought to the doctor by anxious parents for the evaluation of persistent diaper dermatitis. Despite trying multiple barrier creams and over-the-counter antifungal products, the rash did not resolve.