Rates of childhood developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), continue to climb in Minnesota. St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development provides convenient access to comprehensive clinical developmental disability services.
Statistics paint a simultaneously hopeful and troubling picture of children’s health, both domestically and abroad.
Full influenza vaccination coverage of infants and toddlers in the United States remains alarmingly low, according to recent estimates.
A Norwegian study of approximately 10,000 16- to 19-year-olds found extensive use of computers, smartphones and other electronic devices was linked to poorer quality of sleep.
Approximately 58 million Americans — including two out of every five children between the ages of 3 and 11 — continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a recent report from the CDC.
Research in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) documents an 86 percent lower prevalence of peanut allergy among 5-year-olds who began consuming peanuts prior to 11 months of age than among those who avoided peanuts. The findings may rapidly spawn revised clinical guidelines related to the allergy, which has more than doubled since 2005 in Western countries and is a predominant cause of anaphylaxis.
As the rate of obesity among young people continues to rise and medical professionals more fully comprehend the role pediatric obesity plays in patients’ well-being, more clinicians are turning to bariatric surgery to address the condition and its comorbidities.
As researchers continue to learn more about the harms of environmental toxin exposure during the prenatal period, environmental exposures counseling during pregnancy becomes increasingly important. Yet many obstetricians feel poorly equipped to offer this service to patients.
These devices in the works may enhance disease detection, dietary tracking and infant incubation.