Athletes commonly experience pain in practice and competition. Inadequate or inappropriate pain management in adolescent athletes can lead to a lifetime of consequences including increased risk of opioid misuse. A team physician consensus statement just released by ACSM and 5 other sports medicine organizations shares guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18.Read more
Parents have been wondering whether they should keep their child’s health care appointments during the coronavirus crisis. Pediatrician Mona Patel, MD, has a simple answer: Yes. Don’t delay your child’s healthcare.Read more
Children with public insurance are slightly more likely to receive medical services that they don’t need than those with private insurance, a new study finds.Read more
E-cigarettes — especially flavored vaping products — are becoming more popular among teens.
Vaping can cause serious health issues in teens, including e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), and impaired brain development. Vaping can also put teens at an increased risk of developing other addictions too.
Parents can talk with their kids about the dangers of vaping in a non-judgmental way. Pediatricians can also help by providing parents and teens with information and resources.Read more
Taking your child to their annual check-up and updating their back-to-school vaccinations can be overwhelming and stressful for both youRead more
Safety tips for outdoor activities, heat and sun, and water safety By Jay D’Orso, MD, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, WesternRead more