Pediatric Press Releases
Maternal Lactation Decreases Pregnancy-Related Diabetes and Hypertension Risk
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women across the globe. Although many traditional risk factors – such as hypertension and diabetes – are shared, women also experience unique cardiovascular and metabolic stresses that
Rising Incidence of Stroke in Young Adults
Although declining in older adults, the incidence of stroke is increasing in younger adults in comparison with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) rates which remain stable. While the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in young adults may be on the rise,
Maternal A1c Linked to Autism Risk in Children
Maternal diabetes, if not treated adequately, may increase the risk of several serious health complications in children. Epidemiologic data suggest that maternal pre-existing type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes can influence the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in
Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Risk Tied to BMI and Blood Pressure
Women who have experienced hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) face a doubled risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who have had normotensive pregnancies – and their risk factor levels remain higher through age 50 and beyond. Hypertensive disorders of
Childhood Type 2 Diabetes Accelerates Disease Complications
Previously referred to as “adult-onset diabetes”, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is most commonly associated with adult patients. However, due to continuously climbing obesity rates and decreased levels of physical activity, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes cases in youth is
Maternal BMI an Indicator of Risk for Childhood Obesity?
The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States is at an all-time high, putting an increasing amount of young Americans at risk for a host of cardiometabolic conditions. Approximately 13.7 million children and adolescents in the nation are obese, with
Gastric Bypass for Very Obese Teens
The prevalence of obesity in the American population shows few signs of regression, which increasingly draws concern for younger demographics. Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder affecting younger age groups with approximately 21-24% overweight and 16-18% obese children and adolescents.
Increased Heart Failure Mortality Rates in Younger US Adults
With the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and other cardiometabolic risk factors on the rise , cardiovascular disease mortality rates continue to show an upward trend. Rates of heart failure-related deaths in the United States are climbing nationwide —particularly affecting adults between
Is Chronic Itch Responsible for Mental Health Issues in Children with Atopic Dermatitis?
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) found that children with atopic dermatitis (AD) are more likely than their peers without AD to experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and
Safe Skincare for Expecting Moms
Many women experience acne breakouts during their first trimester of pregnancy due to changing estrogen levels, even if they have no prior history of the skin disorder. Hormonal fluctuations often contribute to cutaneous changes, causing a host of symptoms from