Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Guideline Watch

Updated Guidelines for Diagnosing, Treating, and Preventing Obesity in Children

These Endocrine Society guidelines include updated information about extreme obesity, laboratory testing, genomic syndromes, and bariatric surgery.

2017 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

The annual update of recommended immunizations from birth through age 18

Updated Guidelines for Treating Cerumen Impaction

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has updated its 2008 clinical practice guidelines on management of cerumen impaction.

Medical News

Elevated Levels of Toxic Belladonna Found in Infant Teething Remedies Free

The FDA has confirmed that homeopathic teething tablets marketed by Hyland's contain elevated amounts of the toxic substance belladonna (deadly nightshade) and is warning consumers not to use them.

Overall Use of Illicit Substances Down Among Teens Free

Fewer adolescents are using drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol than in the past, according to results from the NIH-funded Monitoring the Future annual survey.

Topical Lidocaine Could Help Make Infant Vaccines Less Painful Free

Topically applied lidocaine may help ease vaccination pain in infants, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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

Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting in Neurosurgery, Part I of III Free

In Practice blogger Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C, presents the first of a three-part series to increase knowledge of deep brain stimulation (DBS) targeting.