Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Guideline Watch

Congenital Zika: Updated Guidance for the Care of Infected Infants Free

The CDC has released detailed recommendations for caring for congenitally infected infants.

Lipid Screening in Children: Updated USPSTF Recommendation

As in 2007, evidence remains inadequate to assess benefits and harms of universal screening for lipid disorders in those aged ≤20 years.

Updated Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Free

An update to 2005 guidelines includes definitions of prenatal exposure, new lip and philtrum dysmorphology guide, and focus on a multidisciplinary team approach.

Medical News

CDC Recommends 2 HPV Vaccine Doses Instead of 3 Free

The CDC recommends that children under age 15 receive only two doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine, instead of the three doses previously recommended.

FDA Warns Against Use of Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels Free

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels should not be used as they might put infants and children at risk for seizures and other adverse events, the FDA warns.

Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low Free

The birth rate among adolescents hit a record low in 2015, dropping 8% from 2014, according to new data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

Practice Watch

AAP Updates Recommendations for Management of Procedural Pain in Neonates Free

Limiting neonatal procedures, objective assessment of pain, and judicious use of pain management are highlighted in the policy statement.

Vaccine Watch

2016 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Released Free

The annual update is again a single schedule for children from birth to 18 years, available exclusively online.

In Practice

Fighting Decision Fatigue Free

Given the potentially serious consequences of clinician decision fatigue for patients seen late in the day or at the end of a long shift, physician assistant Harrison Reed offers some strategies.