Mock MRI Scanners to Reduce Anesthesia Use

Preliminary research suggests that practicing MRI scans with a mock machine may help children avoid sedation.

Using Zinc for Growth Delays in NICU Babies

A study examining zinc supplementation in extremely low birth-weight infants with chronic lung disease shows promise for improving growth.

Do Your Patients Understand You? Strategies to Improve Patient-Provider Communication

One out of three adults has average or below-average general literacy skills. How does low health literacy impact children and pediatricians?

The Dilemma of Undertriaged Trauma Cases

A significant portion of major trauma patients receive definitive care outside a level I or II trauma center, but currently proposed solutions may be impractical.

Out of Drugs: Planning for the Unthinkable

Chemotherapy shortages are an unfortunate reality of pediatric cancer treatments. Is your hospital prepared for the repercussions?

ADHD Medications Do Not Curb Adult Height

A longitudinal study finds that children on ADHD medication do not have height deficits in adulthood. What does this mean for pediatricians?

AAP Statement on School Start Times May Be Challenging to Implement

Delaying school start times to prevent adolescent sleep deprivation may be easier said than done.

Sinus Infection Test Could Curb Antibiotic Overuse

A newly invented in-office kit can rapidly diagnose bacterial sinusitis.

Patient Advocacy Group Advises the FDA on Setting a Course for Duchenne Research

Advocacy group provides first-ever patient-initiated guidance to FDA to accelerate development and review of potential therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

A Better Strategy for Suicide Prevention

To meet new ambitious national targets for reducing suicide, public health officials may need to focus on periods of high risk.
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