The role of the pediatric provider in supporting gender-diverse youth

June 10, 2021

Pediatricians, adolescent medicine physicians, and other youth providers can play a crucial role in mitigating this risk by supporting SMGD youth and their families and promoting resilience through inclusive and clinically, culturally competent care.

Sex education to improve sexual health outcomes for Latinx teens

June 17, 2020

The type and depth of sex education can vary, depending on the form (e.g., comprehensive vs. abstinence only), and other societal and cultural influences. For many teenagers, including Latinx, this could lead to negative sexual health outcomes.

Zika screening: Is looking for microcephaly enough?

July 20, 2016

A look at Brazilian Zika virus cases indicates that looking for just microcephaly may cause doctors to miss cases of congenital Zika virus infection. Plus: Why do women fare worse following cardiac arrest than their male counterparts?

Umbilical cord milking versus delayed cord clamping

July 08, 2015

A new study looks at the potential benefits of umbilical cord "milking." Plus: is the verdict on long-term benefits for mid-urethral slings in?

New evidence for cancer-related benefit of breastfeeding in African-Americans

October 02, 2014

According to a recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the evidence continues to mount for an association between breastfeeding and reduced risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women.

Common pediatric vulvar complaints

August 01, 2014

Vulvovaginal disorders in prepubertal girls-including vulvovaginitis, lichen sclerosus, labial adhesions, urethral prolapse, and genital ulcers-are common and can be managed on an outpatient basis by a skilled clinician.

American Heart Association releases new guidelines for care of fetal heart problems

May 05, 2014

New guidelines from the American Heart Association are designed to help practitioners make decisions when faced with caring for unborn babies with heart issues.