Bystander Actions Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

The likelihood that a child will survive a near-drowning without long-term damage is substantially greater if a bystander attempts a rescue, even if that person doesn’t perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to new research presented October 10 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2021 National Conference. “The extent to which…

Study Provides Insights Into Pediatric Psoriasis Over 20 Years

Obesity, atopic dermatitis, psychiatric disease, and arthritis are the most common comorbidities among infants, children, and adolescents with psoriasis, while predictors of moderate to severe disease include morphology, non-White race, and culture-confirmed infection. Those are among the key findings from a retrospective analysis of pediatric psoriasis patients who were seen…

Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the past year, adolescents, families, educators, and health care providers have had to press forward through myriad challenges and stressors with flexibility and adaptability. With appropriate concern, we ask ourselves how children and youth are coping emotionally with the unprecedented changes of the past year. Adolescent substance use represents…