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Between 1997 and 2014

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

Television accounted for most screen time in children aged 0 to 2 and 3 to 5 years in 2014
Children with amblyopia have significantly lower mean peer acceptance and physical competence scores at age 3 to 7 years

Lower Self-Perception Observed in Children With Amblyopia

Mean peer acceptance, physical competence scores lower at ages 3 to 7 compared with controls
For children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia

Obesity ups risk for treatment-requiring hypertension, insulin-requiring hyperglycemia
Children with recurrent tonsillitis have smaller germinal centers

Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis

Group A Streptococcus-specific CD4+ germinal center T follicular helper cells underrepresented
About half of the estimated 16.5 percent of U.S. children with a treatable mental health disorder do not receive needed treatment from a mental health professional

Many Children Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Treatment

About half of the 7.7 million children with at least one mental health disorder did not receive treatment
Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant

These infections in organ transplant recipients associated with significant morbidity, mortality, costs
Lumacaftor/ivacaftor treatment is generally safe and well tolerated for children aged 2 to 5 years with cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation

Drug Combo Tolerated in Younger Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Lumacaftor/ivacaftor safe in children ages 2 to 5 with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del-CFTR
Parents are conflicted about the use of prescribed opioids in children

Parents Conflicted About Opioid Use in Children

Most parents know about alternatives to opioids, but just over a third ask about them
Most children are not brushing their teeth early enough

Many Children Not Following Toothbrushing Recommendations

Almost 80 percent start brushing later than recommended; 34.2 percent brush just once a day
Recommendations have been updated for tonsillectomy in children; the revised clinical practice guideline was published as a supplement to the February issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children

Strong recommendations presented against administering perioperative antibiotics, codeine after tonsillectomy