Prescribe this instead of using psych meds in young kids

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Once again the increasing use of psychiatric medications for very young children, under the age of 3, has appeared in the news. A different... Read more

A closer look at study reporting ADHD medications cause sleep problems

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Warning: a new study concludes that drugs such as Concerta, Adderall and Vyvanse lead to worse sleep in children. But, parents who are considering... Read more

Should children avoid meat treated with antibiotics?

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Our guest blogger today is Lori Handy, MD from the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children... Read more

Ways to reduce ER visits for accidental medication overdoses by kids

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Blogging with Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D, Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is... Read more

Depression and teens: What does the latest news about Paxil mean?

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Learning that your teen has depression can be terrifying for a parent – concerns range from getting the right treatment to general safety... Read more

Dispelling the myth: ADHD stimulant medications and tics

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Stimulant medications for ADHD – such as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall and Vyvanse – do not appear to cause tics in children nor... Read more

HPV vaccine: Why is it important?

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Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen in the United States. About 79 million people in the U.S. are... Read more

The top 5 overused tests and procedures for ill newborns

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Pediatrics published a paper online today with a most appropriate name: “Choosing Wisely in Newborn Medicine: Five Opportunities to Increase... Read more