In the Journals

Physical activity in toddlerhood improves cardiovascular outcomes

June 18, 2019
Detrimental effects on cardiovascular health can begin at an early age, but research published in Pediatrics suggested that moderate-to-vigorous…
Feature

Obesity among children in WIC declines but still tops 10%

June 18, 2019
Obesity among children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, significantly declined from…

U.S. News & World Report names Boston's Children’s Hospital top pediatric orthopedic hospital

June 18, 2019
Boston's Children’s Hospital received top ranking by U.S. News & World Report in the country for pediatric orthopedic medicine for the…
Feature

How ‘tummy time’ factors into container baby syndrome, other things PCPs need to know about condition

June 18, 2019
Some of the most commonly used devices for infants — car seats, swings, bouncy seats, strollers, carriers or any device that inhibits a young…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…
Perspective

1 million child-friendly TB courses ordered since 2016

June 17, 2019
Approximately 1 million treatment courses of new tuberculosis medicines designed for easy administration in children have been ordered by 93…
FDA News

FDA approves Victoza for children with type 2 diabetes

June 17, 2019
The FDA announced today the approval of liraglutide for treating children aged at least 10 years with type 2 diabetes. “The FDA encourages…
At Issue

Is the world due for an influenza pandemic?

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Research has shown that an influenza pandemic is more likely to strike in the spring or summer than at the height of seasonal influenza season. But…
Cover Story

‘Common-sense’ precautions reduce risk for variant flu at fairs

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Influenza seasons are often unpredictable in timing, severity and which virus will predominate. Influenza pandemics, caused by novel viruses, are…
In the Journals

Frequent nightmares may increase risk of suicide, self-harm in teens

June 17, 2019
Frequent nightmares were an independent risk factor of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury among teenagers in China, according to a…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…
In the Journals

Model identifies ideal vancomycin concentrations for infants

June 17, 2019
Researchers have developed a population-based pharmacokinetic model to identify target levels for vancomycin treatment so that infants infected with…
Feature

Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…
Cover Story

Teen PrEP use a critical ‘piece of the puzzle’ to ending HIV transmission

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
During his second State of the Union address, President Donald J. Trump announced a commitment to end the HIV epidemic in the United States in the…
Point/Counter

Should the US government leverage patents held by the CDC to push down the price of Truvada?

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
POINT. The federal government should sue Gilead to enforce its patents on PrEP and lower the price of the treatment. I am impressed by the fact that…

Recreational waterborne illnesses threaten summer fun

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
Research published in Environmental Health puts the annual number of recreational waterborne illnesses in the United States at about 90 million…
At Issue

PrEP use and increasing incidence of STIs: Addressing the syndemic

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
In a recent study published in JAMA, researchers found that among a cohort of predominantly gay and bisexual men, the initiation of HIV pre-exposure
What's Your Diagnosis?

A relevant case from 1989: A 12-year-old presents with fever and rash

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
James H. Brien, DO
A 12-year-old female presented to a local ER with a 5-day history of progressively worsening fever, cough, nasal congestion and conjunctivitis, and a…
Spot the Rash

11-year-old female presents with worsening facial rash

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
Colleen H. Cotton, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
An 11-year-old healthy female presented to the dermatology clinic for evaluation of a facial rash that had lasted for 3 weeks. Initially, it was a…