Pediatrics

 
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.

AAFP to FDA: Authorize COVID-19 Vaccination for US Children
August 20, 2021

AAFP, citing the increased health threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, is calling on the FDA to expand current EUA to include patients younger than 12 years.

Back to School: Parents, the Pandemic, and the COVID Vaccine
August 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination mandates are not popular with parents of school-aged children, but masks for unvaccinated students and teachers are. More on a new KFF survey.