Pediatrics

 
AAP Recommends Routine HIV Screening for all Adolescents Starting at Age 15
January 05, 2022

The AAP updated its guidance to recommend routine HIV screening at least once in all adolescents aged ≥15 years and at-risk youth be rescreened annually.

FDA Authorizes Use of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose in Children Aged 12 to 15 Years
January 03, 2022

Pending endorsement from the CDC, adolescents can now get a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as authorized by an amendment to the original FDA EUA for the vaccine.

CDC Signs Off on Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11 Years
November 03, 2021

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky officially endorsed Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years, following recommendation from ACIP.

Teen E-cigarette Use during COVID-19: A 7-question Quiz
October 14, 2021

Findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey have public health advocates concerned. Find out why in this 7-question quiz.

Obesity May Put Children Hospitalized with COVID-19 at Higher Risk for Severe Disease, Suggests New Study
September 29, 2021

IDWeek 2021: Obesity prevention and vaccination efforts may help prevent COVID-19-related morbidity in pediatric COVID-19 patients with obesity, noted authors of a new study.

Study: Safety Data on HPV Vaccine Improving, but More Parents Still Concerned
September 24, 2021

A new analysis showed a near 78% increase in citing safety concerns among parents with HPV vaccine hesitancy, contrary to no observed changes in serious adverse event reporting.

Seen in the ED: Hematochezia in a 1-year-old Girl
September 16, 2021

Intermittent pain causing the child to cry and an episode of bright red rectal bleeding are described by the mother. Review labs and imaging: What's your diagnosis?

Study: Younger Cannabis Users Nearly Twice as Likely to Report Heart Attack
September 13, 2021

New research suggests frequent cannabis use can raise the risk of myocardial infarction in adults younger than 45 years.

Prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes “Surging” among US Youth, Shows New Study
September 08, 2021

From 2001 to 2017, the estimated prevalence of youth-onset T1D and T2D increased approximately 45% and 95%, respectively, according to a new study.

AAFP President-elect Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, says Flu Season Could Test FPs, Again
September 01, 2021

Incoming AAFP president Ransone is clear that this year's flu season will be hard on all front line clinicians. In this short video, he talks about AAFP members' greatest concerns.