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Treatment of pediatric obesity comorbidities simplified in new algorithm

June 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A new set of guidelines for managing comorbidities associated with pediatric obesity, including dyslipidemia, thyroid conditions and vitamin D deficiency, has been developed by researchers at Washburn University School of Nursing, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“One of our primary jobs — and possibly one of our easier jobs — is to identify children who are overweight or obese,” Bobbe Mansfield, DNP, FNP-BC from Washburn University, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children. “Once we do that, there are certain things that we need to do to change the course of that trajectory. However, what we are not as quick to see is that our job of screening for pediatric comorbidities associated with obesity should begin at that time also.”

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Insufficient evidence to support pediatric medicinal marijuana use

June 27, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The use of cannabis products in the pediatric population for a variety of conditions, including seizures and psychiatric illnesses, has not been…

Infectious Disease News lists top stories for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2017
Today on National HIV Testing Day, recognized each year on June 27, the CDC is promoting this year’s theme, “Test Your Way. Do It Today,” to remind…

SAHM voices concern for contraceptive access under Senate health care bill

June 26, 2017
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine has issued a statement indicating the consequences on America’s youth and around the world could be dire if the…
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The Role of the Parent in Adolescent Substance Use

Pediatric Annals, October 2014, Volume 43 Issue 10
The overall goal of adolescent development is personal emancipation through individuation. The parent is considered an…
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Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

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Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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Treatment of pediatric obesity comorbidities simplified in new algorithm

June 28, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — A new set of guidelines for managing comorbidities associated with pediatric obesity, including dyslipidemia, thyroid conditions…

Meeting News

Insufficient evidence to support pediatric medicinal marijuana use

June 27, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The use of cannabis products in the pediatric population for a variety of conditions, including seizures and psychiatric…

Infectious Disease News lists top stories for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2017
Today on National HIV Testing Day, recognized each year on June 27, the CDC is promoting this year’s theme, “Test Your Way. Do It…

SAHM voices concern for contraceptive access under Senate health care bill

June 26, 2017
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine has issued a statement indicating the consequences on America’s youth and around the world could…

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Pediatric oral health should be priority in primary care

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Nearly half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 from families of low socioeconomic…

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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of…

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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners…

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Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products…

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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create…

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FDA approves Mydayis for ADHD in adolescents

June 21, 2017
The FDA recently approved Mydayis, a once-daily mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product from Shire, for treatment of ADHD in individuals…

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