Data Show Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery Was a Standalone Predictor of Higher Psychosocial Health Scores in Transgender Patients
Insurance companies often classify gender-affirming facial surgery as a cosmetic procedure, but a new study provides the first evidence demonstrating the medical basis for transgender patients experiencing gender dysphoria.
Positive Results for the Treatment of Advanced Cervical Cancer
A phase 3 trial investigating the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab in patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who had previously progressed on chemotherapy showed a significant improvement in overall survival.
Evidence-based Screening for Mental Health Disorders in Children, Teens is Critical During Pandemic
There are widespread mental health concerns among children and teens currently, with 1 in 4 to 5 having a mental health problem.
The Importance of Screening for Both Trauma and the Strengths of Children Living in an Immigrant Family
With 1 in 4 children in the United States living in an immigrant family, the health care needs of this pediatric population are a critical area of focus when addressing health disparities for children.
Telemedicine Use During the First 2 Months of the Pandemic Did Not Offset the Drop in In-Person Visits
During the first 2 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans reduced their in-person preventive and elective health care visits and increased telemedicine appointments.
Women With Cervical Cancer May Have Increased Risk of Injury During Diagnostic Workup
Researchers found that women who were diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer had an increased risk of injuries during diagnostic workups.
Nursing Research Has Been Critical to Improving the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
According to 2 editorials, research in the nursing field has been critically influential to understanding evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flavanol-rich Diet May Lower Blood Pressure
According to a recent study, a flavanol-rich diet may lower blood pressure, indicating its ability to support the maintenance of cardiovascular (CVD) health on a population scale.
Data Science Can Predict Patient Outcomes to Optimize Care
Data science can help to predict patient outcomes for areas such as medication utilization and readmission rates to hospitals.
Positive Results Announced From Phase 3 Adult Studies Evaluating 15-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Two phase 3 studies showed an investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (V114, Merck) was well-tolerated among patients and met the primary immunogenicity objectives.
Department of Defense Awards Adaptive Phage Therapeutics $9.8 Million for Development of COVID-19 Vaccine
The Department of Defense awarded Adaptive Phage Therapeutics $9.8 million for the development of multiple high-priority, bacteriophage-based display vaccine candidates against COVID-19.
Update on Pharmacogenomic Testing and Use in Behavioral Health Treatment for Pediatric Patients
At the 2020 Virtual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, Kimberly Erlich presented an update on current understandings of pharmacogenomic testing and its use as a tool in the treatment of behavioral health issues in a pediatric population.
Diagnosing ADHD in Children and Teens Following a Failure in First-line Medications
The diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens can be a complex and unique challenge for providers.
Approaching the Treatment of Anxiety in a Pediatric Population
Although many children have normal fears for their age that are not a sign of anxiety, fears become anxiety when they are impairing a child's life.
Identifying and Treating Tics in Children with ADHD
At the 2020 Virtual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, Dawn Garzon Maaks, discussed important elements in the diagnosis and treatment of tics in children with ADHD.
Management of Anxiety in the Pediatric Population
Since anxiety often exists alongside other comorbidities, it can make diagnosis a difficult process.
COVID-19 Pandemic Transforms Use of Telemedicine Resources, Potentially for the Foreseeable Future
Virtual urgent care visits at NYU Langone Health increased by 683%, and nonurgent virtual care visits increased by 4345% based on daily averages.
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