In the Journals

Many children not following ACIP immunization schedule

February 28, 2020
Many young children do not adhere to the early childhood immunization schedule recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization…
Feature

Q&A: Treating patients with eating disorders ‘takes a lot of tolerance and patience’

February 28, 2020
According to researchers, eating disorders — which affect more than 1 in 10 Americans — pose “a serious threat” to…
Meeting News

Seizure control greater with prescription vs. artisanal CBD in pediatric epilepsy

February 27, 2020
Pediatric patients with epilepsy treated with pharmaceutical CBD had better seizure control than those treated with artisanal CBD, according to…
In the Journals

In Tennessee, just 23% of at-risk infants are tested for HCV

February 27, 2020
In Tennessee, only 23% of infants who were exposed to hepatitis C virus were tested for it, including just one in 10 black infants, study results…
In the JournalsPerspective

Many transgender youths avoid disclosing gender to health providers

February 26, 2020
Almost half of transgender youths reported that they had intentionally avoided divulging their gender identity at one point to a health care…
Feature

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…
In the Journals

AAP: Pediatricians should prescribe physical activity for patients

February 25, 2020
The AAP encouraged pediatricians to begin prescribing exercise for children, including recommending that they write a “prescription for…
In the Journals

ADHD medication prescribed at higher rates to children from poor areas

February 25, 2020
Children with ADHD who live in poor areas may be significantly more likely to receive medication for their disorder than children with ADHD who live…

CDC: 13% of US adults have diabetes, with fewer new cases

February 25, 2020
Approximately 34.1 million U.S. adults — more than 1 in 10 —have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and 7.3 million of those adults who met…
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

Few adolescents with HIV achieve viral suppression within 5 months

February 24, 2020
Just 12% of adolescents with HIV aged between 12 and 24 years achieved viral suppression within 5 months after initiating ART, making them far less…
In the Journals

Rituximab shows promise in refractory lupus erythematosus panniculitis in children

February 24, 2020
Rituximab may be a promising option for treatment-refractory childhood-onset lupus erythematosus panniculitis, according to a retrospective…
In the Journals

Despite introduction of PCVs, meningitis rates remain steady

February 22, 2020
Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, or PCVs, have reduced infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, rates of meningitis have remained…
In the Journals

Disaster-related PTSD may persist for decades, but psychotherapy soon after helps

February 21, 2020
PTSD and depressive symptoms may persist for decades among adolescent survivors of a natural disaster, according to study findings published in…
In the JournalsPerspective

Less than a quarter of adolescent MSM have ever been tested for HIV

February 21, 2020
Less than a quarter of adolescent men who have sex with men, or AMSM, have ever been tested for HIV despite being at higher risk for infection, study…
Cover Story

Health officials on ‘high alert’ for AFM in 2020

Infectious Disease News, February 2020
In 2014, there was an unexpected surge in the number of children in the United States who experienced sudden unexplained limb weakness and paralysis…
In the JournalsPerspective

Flu vaccine 45% effective in US, 55% effective in children, early estimates show

February 20, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall in the United States this season and 55% effective in children, according to…
In the Journals

Life-course-persistent antisocial behavior associated with differences in brain structure

February 20, 2020
Individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behavior have characteristic differences in brain structure, according to results of a…
At Issue

What is the ‘new HIV’?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2020
Data indicate that fewer medical students and fellows are joining the HIV workforce, perhaps under the impression that HIV is no longer the exciting
Cover Story

Push to end HIV epidemic in US complicated by ‘brain drain’

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2020
Fewer medical trainees are entering the field of HIV, leaving a shortage in the workforce that is likely to get worse, experts said. The trend…