More Patients Turning to'Direct Primary Care'More Patients Turning to'Direct Primary Care '
DPC Frontier estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite primary care organizations with thousands of doctors.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Cholera Vaccine Vaxchora for Adults, Children EU Panel Backs Cholera Vaccine Vaxchora for Adults, Children
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization for Vaxchora recombinant, live, oral cholera vaccine.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

U.S. State Debates Criminal Charges for Treating Trans Teens U.S. State Debates Criminal Charges for Treating Trans Teens
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AI Sheds New Light on Suicidality in Epilepsy AI Sheds New Light on Suicidality in Epilepsy
In the first study of its kind, investigators, using AI, found that young epilepsy patients were more than twice as likely as adults with epilepsy to discuss suicidal thoughts and behaviors online.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Crizanlizumab, Targeted Therapy for Sickle Cell Crisis FDA OKs Crizanlizumab, Targeted Therapy for Sickle Cell Crisis
Crizanlizumab binds to P-selectin, a cell adhesion protein that plays a central role in the multicellular interactions that can lead to vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Obesity Ties to Cancer, Diabetes Showcased in Vegas Meeting Obesity Ties to Cancer, Diabetes Showcased in Vegas Meeting
Bariatric surgeons and obesity physicians meet in Vegas this week to hear about the latest advances in metabolic surgery as well as news on intermittent fasting and new obesity drugs, among other topics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' No Identifiable Reason' for 50% of Antipsychotic Use in ADHD'No Identifiable Reason' for 50% of Antipsychotic Use in ADHD
A national analysis concludes that only half of children and youth who received antipsychotics had a potential indication; even fewer received first-line stimulants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AAP Recommends Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Kids AAP Recommends Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Kids
As the number of severely obese children in the US has almost doubled in the last 20 years, a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges use of bariatric surgery as an effective treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Doubles Risk for Ketoacidosis in Type 1 Diabetes Cannabis Use Doubles Risk for Ketoacidosis in Type 1 Diabetes
Patients with type 1 diabetes who disclosed moderate cannabis use were more than twice as likely to have episodes of DKA as nonusers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do Personality Traits in Teens Indicate Future Dementia Risk? Do Personality Traits in Teens Indicate Future Dementia Risk?
Is there an association between personality and dementia risk? New research suggests traits such as vigor, calm, and maturity going as far back as high school may have a protective effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Artificial Pancreas Study:'A Step Closer to a Brighter Future'New Artificial Pancreas Study:'A Step Closer to a Brighter Future '
First 6-month study with control group shows investigational closed-loop insulin delivery system improves time-in-range for patients with type 1 diabetes. But such systems are still far from perfect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Helping Teens Recover Faster Post Concussion Helping Teens Recover Faster Post Concussion
For the first time, a randomized trial has found that exercise--albeit carefully controlled exercise--can speed recovery from a concussion.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Teach a Team to Transplant: Exporting Medical Expertise Teach a Team to Transplant: Exporting Medical Expertise
How has teletechnology allowed US clinicians to expand their reach globally?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

' You ’ re Not the Father': A Moral Dilemma in Genetic Testing'You ’ re Not the Father': A Moral Dilemma in Genetic Testing
Amid the rise of genetic testing, doctors weigh an ethical dilemma: whether to tell patients who their biological fathers are -- or aren'tMedscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

Study Raises Questions About Universal Screening for ASD Study Raises Questions About Universal Screening for ASD
A large study found that screening for autism spectrum disorder is feasible in primary care but is not very accurate; experts stress not abandoning universal screening and the need for better screening tools.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Survey Logs Big One-Year Jump in Nicotine Vaping Among 8th-Graders Survey Logs Big One-Year Jump in Nicotine Vaping Among 8th-Graders
The rate of nicotine vaping among 8th-graders in the U.S. nearly doubled in the past year and the rate among 12th-graders jumped by 22%, according to a new survey released WednesdayReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass in Teens Improves Health Dramatically Gastric Bypass in Teens Improves Health Dramatically
A long-term study comparing outcomes in teens and adults treated with gastric bypass surgery provides more support for the procedure.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Face-to-Face Teamwork Key to Job Satisfaction in Primary Care Face-to-Face Teamwork Key to Job Satisfaction in Primary Care
Face-to-face team communication in primary care clinics improves job satisfaction among clinicians and staff, whereas team communication via the electronic health record does not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Changes Kids' Brains, Maybe for the Better ADHD Drug Changes Kids' Brains, Maybe for the Better
A new study suggests that methylphenidate changes the brains of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Could this be a good thing?Medscape (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Radiology Commentary Source Type: news

When Is Stuttering Cause for Concern? When Is Stuttering Cause for Concern?
Dr Joe Donaher, from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explains when to be concerned about stuttering and provides resources available to help patients and families.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Childhood Maltreatment and the Brain: Key Insights Childhood Maltreatment and the Brain: Key Insights
Childhood maltreatment may raise the risk for disorders related to hyper- and hypoactive amygdala response to emotional stimuli, depending on when the abuse happens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Liraglutide for Use in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes FDA OKs Liraglutide for Use in Youth With Type 2 Diabetes
Liraglutide is the first noninsulin agent approved to treat pediatric type 2 diabetes in nearly 20 years; approval comes at a time when doctors are increasingly concerned about type 2 diabetes in kids.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Two Variables Accurately Predict Rebound Hyperbilirubinemia Two Variables Accurately Predict Rebound Hyperbilirubinemia
Two variables, gestational age at phototherapy initiation and the difference between starting threshold and post-phototherapy total serum bilirubin (TSB), accurately predict rebound hyperbilirubinemia in infants, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Frustration Mounts as EpiPen Shortage Hits 1 Year Frustration Mounts as EpiPen Shortage Hits 1 Year
The shortage dates back to May 2018 and further shortages are expected.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Children May Be Their Parents' Best Climate-Change Teachers, Scientists Find Children May Be Their Parents' Best Climate-Change Teachers, Scientists Find
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. Youth Suicides Rise 29 Percent After Netflix Debut of'13 Reasons Why'U.S. Youth Suicides Rise 29 Percent After Netflix Debut of'13 Reasons Why '
Suicides by young Americans rose by almost a third in the month following the 2017 streaming debut of popular Netflix television series"13 Reasons Why," in which a teenage girl is shown slitting her wrists, a U.S. study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Increase Risk for Anaphylaxis
A new review finds that oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy may result in desensitization but is associated with more anaphylaxis events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Evaluating Neck Masses in Adult and Pediatric Patients Evaluating Neck Masses in Adult and Pediatric Patients
Dr Gordon Sun presents common causes of neck masses in adult and pediatric patients and discusses appropriate initial imaging studies for each patient population.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Case Challenge Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs First Gene Therapy for Beta Thalassemia EU Panel Backs First Gene Therapy for Beta Thalassemia
Zynteglo is for patients 12 years and older who do not have a β 0/ β 0 genotype, need regular blood transfusions to manage their disease, and have no matching donor for a stem cell transplant.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated
A recent case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child shows that this condition still poses a danger to people who are not vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast! Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast!
Older studies suggested that probiotics were an effective strategy for treating acute gastroenteritis in kids. But now two new randomized trials call that conclusion into serious question.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

5 Best of 2018: Pediatrics Viewpoints 5 Best of 2018: Pediatrics Viewpoints
Dr William Basco begins 2019 by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon Viewpoint columns on Medscape Pediatrics in 2018.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Scientists, Officials in China Abhor Gene Editing That Geneticist Claims Scientists, Officials in China Abhor Gene Editing That Geneticist Claims
Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems
Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Teen Vapers Smoke Just as Much as Youth Who Don't Use E-Cigarettes Teen Vapers Smoke Just as Much as Youth Who Don't Use E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes aren't likely to keep kids away from traditional cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tenth Child Dies From Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Facility Tenth Child Dies From Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Facility
A 10th child has died in a viral outbreak at a rehabilitation center in northern New Jersey, where 27 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections, state health officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

JUUL's Social Media Campaign Resonates Alarmingly With Teens JUUL's Social Media Campaign Resonates Alarmingly With Teens
The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Is the Risk for Mortality in an Infant After a BRUE? What Is the Risk for Mortality in an Infant After a BRUE?
Is it necessary to admit all infants who experience a BRUE to the hospital for observation?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

The Physician Behind the PREDIMED Retraction The Physician Behind the PREDIMED Retraction
Dr John Mandrola interviews Dr John Carlisle about the methodology he uses to uncover previously unrecognized flaws in randomized controlled trials.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply
The US Foor and Drug Administration warns that synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison poses a significant health risk to users and the US blood supply.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Pediatrician Burnout: Similar, yet Different Pediatrician Burnout: Similar, yet Different
Burnout in pediatricians has some of the same root causes as in all types of physician. But some causes are unique to the challenges and joys of caring for children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

The Link Between Screen Time and Eye Symptoms in Kids The Link Between Screen Time and Eye Symptoms in Kids
A growing body of research has examined the link between increasing amounts of screen time and visual problems in the youngest kids.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. Cannot Cut Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants - Federal Judge U.S. Cannot Cut Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants - Federal Judge
A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma
Inflammatory skin diseases cause more harm than skin cancers when years of disability are considered, according to the latest report from the Global Burden of Disease Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies
Premature babies of mothers with cytomegalovirus who pick up the infection from breast milk are unlikely to develop neurological problems in early childhood as a result, according to a Dutch study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

US Infant, Child Mortality Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations US Infant, Child Mortality Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations
The mortality rate remained dramatically higher for infants and youths aged 1 to 19 years in the United States compared with 19 other countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why DACA, DREAM Act Should Matter to Pediatricians Why DACA, DREAM Act Should Matter to Pediatricians
In the interests of their patients and colleagues, U.S. pediatricians should advocate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Are Treatment Studies for Major Depression in Teens Relevant to Real Life? Are Treatment Studies for Major Depression in Teens Relevant to Real Life?
Adolescent patients included in clinical trials of therapies for major depressive disorder (MDD) differ considerably from depressed adolescents encountered in daily practice, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Hurt Us All Medicaid Cuts Hurt Us All
I have great insurance. Will Medicaid cuts hurt me and my family?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children
American children died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a sharply higher rate in 2014 than seven years earlier, according to a study released on Monday, which said that the safe storage of firearms could make a big difference in preventing youth suicides.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news