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Should we be combining drugs with therapy for our anxious child?

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Should I throw away my child’s foam dart guns?

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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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CDC issues guidance on caring for infants with congenital Zika

New recommendations focus on laboratory tests, clinical malformations

Antimicrobials and antiepileptics leading causes of pediatric drug-induced liver injury | AASLD
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Antimicrobials and antiepileptics leading causes of pediatric drug-induced liver injury | AASLD

The top five implicated agents were minocycline, valproate, azithromycin, and isoniazid.

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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatrics
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Youth antidepressant use tied to type 2 diabetes

Blood sugar monitoring might be prudent in these patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc
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Pediatricians, general practitioners are missing HPV vaccination opportunities

HPV vaccination in adolescent girls are missed during routine clinical visits.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
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Bipolar depression in children alleviated by lurasidone

Few studies of bipolar depression in children have been conducted.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
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Family dysfunction matters in childhood OCD

Few OCD interventions are tailored to specific subsets of patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
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Pediatric epilepsy: no link seen between stimulants and seizure risk

A retrospective cohort study of more than 72,000 pediatric Medicaid recipients with epilepsy.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Diagnosing pediatric IBD with magnetic resonance enterography

A meta-analysis found good sensitivity and specificity.

  • Clinical Essentials from Psychol Med
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Exercise effectively reduces depression symptoms in adolescents

Exercise interventions look promising in children and also appear to be tolerable.

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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

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Insulin pumps found to be beneficial in youth with type 1 diabetes

Pump therapy with rapid-acting insulin allows for more physiologic insulin replacement.

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In youth PTSD, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing yield benefits

EMDR may represent an alternative to psychotherapy, which is hit or miss in this population.

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Streptococcal pharyngitis: boys more likely than girls to present with abdominal pain

Not all patients have sore throats.