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New modeling addresses heart disease in childhood cancer survivorsNew predictive models may identify and help childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk for ischemic heart disease and stroke.
FDA restricts opioid-containing cold medicines for childrenNew FDA restrictions on medications for children that contain codeine and other opioids aim to prevent cases of misuse, abuse, and overdose.
13 tips for tackling parental concernsThis month, I share several observations from various parental concerns.
Pediatric change makers: Winter Berry, DOFor Winter Berry, DO, addressing diaper need in urban Syracuse was just the start of her child advocacy work.
Top 10 studies you can't missDr. Michael Burke has selected 10 articles published during the last 12 months in Contemporary Pediatrics that he says are worth a second look.
Neonate with bilateral breast enlargementA 10-day-old female infant presented to the clinic for a weight check. She was feeding well, but her mother was concerned about her newly swollen breasts.
How to diagnose and manage localized wheezingWheezing in children is often associated with asthma. However, localized wheezing should alert the clinician that something other than asthma may be present.
Rhinovirus and osteoarticular infections due to K kingae have the same seasonalityHuman rhinovirus (HRV) and Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections are highly active at the same time of year—the fall—a study in Paris found.
Can salivary microRNA levels identify risk for prolonged concussion symptoms?A study in children with mild traumatic brain injury found that concentrations of 5 salivary microRNAs (miRNAs) identified prolonged concussion symptoms with 85% accuracy, suggesting that the answer to this question is “yes.”
Pediatricians rarely discuss umbilical cord blood banking with parentsOnly 22% of pediatricians speak to prospective parents about umbilical cord blood banking (UCBB), according to a survey of 473 general and subspecialty pediatric providers.