Primary Care Clinician-focused EHR Program Found Effective in Helping Children Achieve Healthy Weight
September 28, 2022

Children with obesity enrolled in the FitTastic study group had more favorable BMI patterns compared to control group, according to longitudinal effectiveness study.

Adolescents with Severe Obesity Lost Weight and Sustained it After Bariatric Surgery, New Research Finds
September 23, 2022

Adolescents with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery before age 22 lost 31.1% body weight and kept it off over a decade later, showed new study.

Diagnoses of Youth-onset Type 2 Diabetes Spiked by 77% During First Year of COVID-19
August 25, 2022

Youth newly diagnosed with T2D also were metabolically sicker, with higher HbA1c, serum glucose levels, and BMI at presentation.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Conundrums
August 24, 2022

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccination can be tricky as vaccine antigen levels vary by age groups. These 3 patient scenarios may help clarify.

Refugee Immunization Requirements: A Quick Quiz
August 05, 2022

Refresh your memory on refugee immunization recommendations with a 2-question quiz based on a patient scenario.

Obesity and Depression in Adolescents: Understanding the Interplay
June 03, 2022

Understanding the interplay between obesity and depression in children is key for clinicians to best advise this patient population. An overview, here.

Three Doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Well Tolerated in Children Under 5 Years of Age
May 24, 2022

Topline data showed that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was well tolerated among children with a safety profile similar to placebo.

CDC Greenlights COVID-19 Booster for Children Aged 5 to 11 Years
May 20, 2022

The CDC is encouraging parents of children in this age group to first finish a primary vaccination series, saying only 28% now are in that category.

Obesity Rose Disproportionately Among Low-income Youth During Early COVID-19
May 09, 2022

The proportion of overweight, obesity, or severe obesity increased from 38% to 45% among 4500 young people seen in a primary care network where most receive public insurance.

Study: Investigational RSV Vaccine Elicited Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Pregnant Women
May 02, 2022

Results from a phase 2b trial showed that a bivalent RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine was safe and led to higher neutralizing antibody responses in pregnant women.