Pediatrics

Multifaceted approach urged for promoting helmet use for children

A multifaceted approach is recommended to promote helmet use among children and youth participating in recreational sports in order to prevent head injuries, according to a policy statement published online Aug. 15 in Pediatrics.

Addiction

A call to prioritize substance use treatment in children

While nearly 6 million adolescents and young adults in the United States have a substance use disorder, only 8% receive treatment, according to data collected in 2019. This treatment gap is a critical problem, says Deepa ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Newborns should receive vitamin K within six hours of birth

Vitamin K should be administered as a single intramuscular dose for all newborns as prophylaxis for vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), according to a policy statement published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

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