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In the Journals

Despite black-box warning, codeine use after tonsillectomy persists

November 16, 2017
The FDA placement of a black-box warning on the use of codeine in children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was able to decrease the amount…
Meeting News

New persistent opioid use after surgery common among adolescents

September 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Adolescents and young adults prescribed opioid pain medications after surgery commonly refill these prescriptions for months beyond…
Cover Story

Combating neonatal abstinence syndrome amid opioid crisis

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2017
In July, the CDC reported that, following their peak in 2010, overall opioid prescriptions have declined as much as 18% through 2015. However, the…
In the Journals

Majority of parents unaware of teen's incomplete vaccination status

July 17, 2017
 Despite data supporting inadequate vaccination among adolescents, especially ones that require multiple doses such as meningitis, more than 90%…

Texas Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 for pediatric cardiology, heart surgery

June 27, 2017
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named at the best hospital for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. …
In the Journals

Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child…
Cover Story

Head lice: Misinformation, resistance in the pediatrician’s office

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2017
Summer is nearly upon us, and for many children in the United States, the season is about enjoying sun, sand, summer camp and sleepovers. However…

NICUs slow to embrace telemedicine for ROP screening

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2017
Many neonatal intensive care units have difficulty enlisting ophthalmologists to screen for retinopathy of prematurity, but most are not yet…

Parents view vaccine safety, benefits more favorably

July 10, 2015
Parents’ opinions on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have shifted toward more of a benefit and less of a threat, according to the…

Boston Children’s Hospital ranked best children’s hospital in cardiology, heart surgery

June 9, 2015
Boston Children’s Hospital has been named the best pediatric hospital in cardiology and heart surgery, according to the U.S. News & World

Parents report social media serves as learning tool

March 20, 2015
More than 50% of mothers and 30% of fathers discuss child health and parenting on social media, and the majority say using social media helps them…

Survey: Parents support routine vaccination checks in daycare centers

November 19, 2014
Many parents feel that daycare centers should require children to be up-to-date on vaccines and that vaccine records should be reviewed every year…

Poll shows parents find certain concussion education more helpful than others

November 18, 2014
Parents who saw a video or presentation on concussions, concussion symptoms and how to notice a concussion in children were more confident about…
Pharmacology Consult

Many parents continue to give OTC cold medicines to young children

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2011
In early 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory for parents and caregivers that recommended not using over-the-counter cough/cold products…