Physician Commentary: Informing the Discussion on rhGH for Idiopathic Short Stature

Growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature has remained controversial. Based on my experience and that of others, I recommend treatment.

A New Take on Obesity Prevention: The Maternal-Child Relationship

A recent study indicates that poor quality maternal-child relationships during early life are associated with a higher prevalence of adolescent obesity.

Getting to the Point

Most hospitals have replaced sharp needles with plastic, blunt tips to reduce the risk of needle stick injury. Are these “safety” needles actually safe?

Stressed Out

Abuse, neglect and family dysfunction can lead to “toxic stress,” a growing public health concern that can disrupt a child’s brain development.

Mystery Rising

Data shows that the global incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing. What the data doesn’t show is why.

Art Feature: Neuroblastoma In Focus

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, shares an image from his clinical research on neuroblastoma.

An Unwelcome Blast from the Past

Physicians in Tennessee reported a rash of cases of VKDB last year. Now, the CDC wants to know if it’s a sign of a national trend.

Delays and Difficulties: Fecal Microbiota Transplants as Therapy

Use of fecal microbiota transplantation to treat a wide range of disorders is in limbo while the FDA decides how to regulate the therapy.

The End of “Under 12″

UNOS board eliminates age classification for child lung transplant candidates and alters rules for pediatric heart transplants.

Mock MRI Scanners to Reduce Anesthesia Use

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