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AAP updates 2011 ADHD guideline

October 1, 2019
The AAP has updated its clinical practice ADHD guideline for the first time since 2011. The recommendations focus predominantly on evaluation…

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend drug counseling by PCPs

October 1, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the evidence was insufficient to recommend counseling by primary care physicians to prevent drug use…
In the Journals

More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA
In the Journals

Not all screen time negatively affects kids’ academic achievement

September 26, 2019
Overall screen time does not negatively affect children’s and teenagers’ academic achievement, according to findings from a systematic…

CMS finalizes rules projected to save $800M, 4 million burden hours annually

September 26, 2019
CMS administrator Seema Verna, MPH, announced final rules today that will save health care providers approximately $800 million and 4 million burden…
Perspective

‘We don’t know’: CDC lacks key answers about vaping lung injuries

September 26, 2019
Federal lawmakers questioned health officials in two hearings this week about lung injuries and deaths related to vaping in the United States…
Feature

2019 health care data breaches setting records

September 26, 2019
A record-breaking 50 health care data breaches involving more than 500 records each were reported to HHS this past July, according to a report…
In the JournalsPerspective

Two doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in teens noninferior to three in adults

September 25, 2019
The immunogenicity of two doses of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine is comparable to that of the traditional three-dose schedule in adolescents up to 120…
In the Journals

In ambulatory care, 75% of pediatric off-label drugs used for unapproved conditions

September 24, 2019
During a recent 10-year period, physicians in the United States ordered at least one off-label systemic drug in nearly 19% of pediatric ambulatory…
In the JournalsPerspective

Prediction score may enable prompt TB treatment in children with HIV

September 23, 2019
A tuberculosis prediction score based on diagnostic models may enable prompt treatment decisions in HIV-infected children with suspected TB and a…
In the Journals

Nicotine vaping increasing among teens

September 23, 2019
Use of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine among adolescents more than doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to data published in The New

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…
In the Journals

Physicians inconsistently provide strongest HPV vaccine recommendation

September 16, 2019
Although pediatricians and family physicians often recommend HPV vaccination, recent survey data suggest that these providers do not always use the…
In the Journals

Postoperative opioids unnecessary for some common pediatric surgeries

September 13, 2019
Postoperative opioid prescriptions for children are often unnecessary for some common surgeries, and safe opioid stewardship necessitates elimination…
Meeting News

Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…
In the Journals

Adjusting for age, birth may provide unbiased measure of suicide patterns

September 13, 2019
Adjusting for chronological age and year of birth showed a more rapid increase and a smaller sex difference in the suicide mortality rates for U.S…
Feature

Studies highlight work-life imbalance, wage gap for female pediatricians

September 13, 2019
Two studies published recently in Pediatrics highlighted female pediatricians’ work-life imbalance and unequal pay compared with their male…
In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

September 11, 2019
The Trump administration unveiled plans today to remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products from the market. Last week, the CDC reported…
In the Journals

Providers can help parents talk to teens about sex, alcohol use

September 10, 2019
Adolescents more frequently reported communicating with their parents about sex and alcohol use following an intervention in which pediatric primary…