VIDEO: Allergy diagnosis requires close look at symptoms, environment, proteins

May 29, 2020
Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has declared May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. One common type of allergy…


Q&A: Algorithm provides at-home anaphylaxis treatment instructions during COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020
Researchers have developed an at-home anaphylaxis management algorithm for patients who need

Breaking NewsPerspective

AAP asks HHS for relief funds to help pediatricians stay open

April 17, 2020
In a letter, AAP President Sara H. Goza, MD, FAAP, asked HHS for “immediate, direct financial relief payments” for pediatricians…

Meeting News

Hurricane Maria’s impact on respiratory disease lingers

April 6, 2020
Hurricane Maria caused some residents of Puerto Rico to experience upper respiratory illness symptoms up to 1 year after the storm struck, according…

Meeting News

Viaskin Peanut patch increases protection from allergy over time

April 3, 2020
In the largest long-term peanut immunotherapy trial to date, the epicutaneous immunotherapy patch known as Viaskin Peanut increased patients’…

In the Journals

Maternal depression could lead to lowered immunity in infants

April 3, 2020
Mothers who experienced symptoms of depression near the end of their pregnancy were more likely to have children with lowered immunity than mothers…

FDA News

FDA issues alert about EpiPens

March 25, 2020
The FDA issued an alert about EpiPen 0.3 mg auto-injectors, EpiPen Jr. 0.15 mg auto-injectors and authorized generic versions, stating that these…

Cover Story

Climate change: A growing threat to children’s health

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2020
According to WHO, Earth has warmed approximately 0.85°C over the last 130 years — with each of the past 3 decades being successively warmer…

Meeting News

Acid suppressants increase risk for wheeze by age 3 in high-risk children

March 18, 2020
Among children with a history of severe bronchiolitis, exposure to acid suppressant medications during infancy increased their risk for developing…

Special Issue Article

Atopic Dermatitis: Update on Pathogenesis and Therapy

Pediatric Annals, March 2020, Volume 49 Issue 3
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common inflammatory skin condition in pediatric patients. AD has long been associated with comorbidities including…

Special Issue Article

Cutaneous Drug Eruptions in Pediatrics—A Primer

Pediatric Annals, March 2020, Volume 49 Issue 3
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are commonly seen in the pediatric population in both inpatient and outpatient settings and are important to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Prenatal antibiotic exposure linked to childhood asthma

March 2, 2020
Prenatal exposure to antibiotics is associated with an increased risk for childhood asthma, according to study findings published in Clinical


Clinicians welcome FDA’s approval of Pataday OTC

February 26, 2020
Several physicians who spoke with Healio Primary Care applauded the FDA’s decision to make Pataday Twice Daily Relief and Pataday Once Daily…

FDA News

FDA approves first ProAir HFA generic

February 25, 2020
The FDA has approved the first generic of ProAir HFA inhalation aerosol — albuterol sulfate — for the treatment or prevention of…

In the Journals

Prenatal vitamin D supplementation failed to prevent asthma in at-risk children

February 7, 2020
Children whose mothers received high-dose vitamin D supplementation while pregnant were not less likely to develop asthma or recurrent wheeze at age…

FDA News

FDA approves Palforzia, first peanut allergy treatment for children

February 3, 2020
The FDA announced that it approved the oral immunotherapy Palforzia, the first treatment for peanut allergy in children aged 4 to 17 years. …

Pharmacology Consult

New biologic drugs for asthma: What PCPs need to know

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2020
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
In recent years, we have made significant strides in our understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma. As a result, specific new pharmacotherapies and…

Feature Article

Food Allergy: A Review

Pediatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 49 Issue 1
Food allergy is an important public health problem that affects children and adults, and it has been increasing in prevalence in the last 2 to 3…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

Guest Editorial

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Annals, December 2019, Volume 48 Issue 12
The prevalence of allergic disorders has risen over the last several decades leading to significant morbidity and cost burden. Given the increasing…