Feature

Q&A: HPV vaccine coverage lacking among rural teens

October 15, 2018
More teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years received the HPV vaccine in 2017 than 2016, with 65.5% administered at least one dose and 48.6%…
Meeting News

Pediatric social workers may be beneficial in transition to adult HIV care

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — There are numerous barriers that reduce the likelihood that youth with HIV will transition from pediatric care to adult care…

Trump administration says it's ending ACA ‘sabotage,’ experts say it comes at great risk to patients

October 11, 2018
The average premium for the second lowest cost silver health insurance plans — the one used to determine final premium tax credits — will…
Feature

Steps clinicians can take toward proper compensation

October 10, 2018
Several times throughout European history, the law set limits on what medical services patients could be billed for and some clinicians could not…
In the Journals

PIDS, IDSA pneumonia guidelines associated with increase in unscheduled follow-ups

October 10, 2018
Pediatric primary care providers adhere to many parts of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s and the Infectious Diseases Society of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Immigrant youth face barriers accessing mental health services in outpatient settings

October 9, 2018
Results from a population-based study published in CMAJ revealed that refugee and immigrant youth were more likely to present to the ED with a first…
Feature

How to maximize face-to-face time with patients

October 9, 2018
The average time of a consultation in primary care rose from 15.56 minutes in 1993 to 21.07 minutes in 2012,
Feature

Preparation before office visits provides significant advantages for PCPs, patients

October 8, 2018
A recent study suggested a “primary care revolution” is coming that will increase the workload in the future for primary care…
Meeting News

Additional MMR doses during outbreak unsupported by parents

October 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Most parents of teenagers at a high school in Texas where a mumps outbreak occurred did not support providing a third dose of…
Meeting News

Teens with opioid use disorders infrequently screened for HCV, HIV

October 4, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Approximately one-third of teenagers and young adults with recorded opioid use disorders are screened for hepatitis C infection…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

October 4, 2018
More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to…

Parents’ fast-food choices for children remain unhealthy despite healthy options

October 3, 2018
Although fast-food restaurants have attempted to offer healthier options for children, 74% of parents still purchase unhealthy drinks and sides for…
FDA News

FDA seizes Juul-related documents

October 2, 2018
The FDA took control of more than 1,000 pages of documents in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs last week, an FDA spokesperson…

Pediatric specialists from CDC recognized with 'Sammies'

October 2, 2018
Peggy Honein, PhD, MPH, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD, have been awarded 2018 Service to America Medals — or “Sammies” —…
In the Journals

Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…
FDA News

FDA approves additional Xolair formulations

October 1, 2018
The FDA has approved 75 mg/0.5 mL and 150 mg/1 mL single-dose prefilled syringes of Xolair as additional formulations for patients with allergic…
Meeting News

Following asthma guidelines offsets negative impact of dogs, cats, secondhand smoke

October 1, 2018
Removing dogs, cats and secondhand smoke from the homes of patients with asthma may not be necessary if certain asthma guidelines are followed…
In the Journals

Text messages improve PrEP adherence among young people

September 28, 2018
Using a text message-based intervention can improve pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, retention and adherence among young adults aged between 18 and…
In the Journals

ADHD medication linked with higher risk for Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2018
Patients with ADHD who were treated with amphetamine- or methylphenidate-based medications may be at higher risk for basal ganglia and cerebellum…
In the Journals Plus

Prenatal drug exposure may influence stress response, obesity risk in teen girls

September 27, 2018
Increased cortisol reactivity may play a mechanistic role in predicting weight gain among adolescent girls, suggesting teens exposed to prenatal drug…