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One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible

Majority of children opioid-free intraoperatively do not need opioids postoperatively
Enterovirus-specific antibodies have been identified in the cerebrospinal fluid of pediatric cases of acute flaccid myelitis versus controls

Antiviral Antibodies ID’d in CSF of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases

High levels of CSF enterovirus-specific antibodies identified in AFM cases versus controls
Exposure to secondhand smoking is associated with choroidal thinning among children aged 6 to 8 years

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children

Choroidal thinning associated with increased number of family smokers, quantity of secondhand smoke
For the 2018 to 2019 school year

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

2.8 percent of kindergartners were not up to date with MMR vaccination and did not have exemption
Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems

NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Association says children should not play a single sport for more than eight months a year
A quarter of all U.S. ocular firearm injuries occur within the pediatric population

Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.

Analysis shows firearm injury risk factors vary by age and race
None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales
From 1995 to 2014

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity
Public insurance

Barriers to Timely Access to Pediatric Hearing Aids Identified

Severity of hearing loss lessens time from testing to ordering of hearing aids

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Obesity rate has held steady in recent years