(NEW YORK) -- Injuries, overtraining and burnout are contributing to a high dropout rate in youth sports, according to a new report from the nation's leading group of pediatric doctors.The report, released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that 70% of kids... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A pediatric doctor is sharing the holiday gifts parents should avoid giving kids – and it's not because she wants to be a Grinch.Dr. Meghan Martin, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, pediatric bed occupancy is the highest it’s been in two years, with 78% of the estimated 40,000 beds filled with patients, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The rise in occupancy -- a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A pediatric nurse from Nebraska is speaking out to share her daughter's experience with RSV, a respiratory virus that is spiking among children, leaving many pediatric hospitals across the country reaching capacity.Hannah Brand said her daughter Paitynn was just 2 months... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A surge in pediatric patients with respiratory illnesses is overwhelming hospitals across the United States, as experts warn of a potentially severe flu season in the coming months.Pediatric bed capacity in hospitals is the highest it has been in two years. Around... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Many pediatric hospitals across the country are experiencing a surge in patients, and one of the main reasons, experts say, is an increase in cases of the respiratory virus known as RSV.RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the surge in children's respiratory illnesses, including rhinovirus and enterovirus, continues across the country, one children's hospital is considering installing a field tent to deal with the influx of patients.Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford confirmed to ABC News it... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As children head back to the classroom for the academic year, new data shows that pediatric COVID-19 infection rates have increased for the second consecutive week.Last week, more than 90,600 additional child COVID-19 cases were reported, an increase of 14% from... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As more infectious COVID-19 variants become dominant in the U.S., there are renewed signs that COVID-19 cases may be back on the rise across parts of the country.The national resurgence comes as the number of children testing positive for the virus... Read More.
Dolly Parton’s famous for her generous spirit, especially when it comes to protecting children, and she made another huge contribution this week in support of kids facing illness.The country superstar has donated $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now investigating at least 180 cases of severe hepatitis with unknown cause among children — an increase from the 109 cases that were reported earlier this month, federal officials confirmed on Wednesday.Thirty-six states... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- At least 109 children have been sickened -- including five who have died -- from mysterious cases of hepatitis with an unknown cause, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.Reports of the cases, which have been identified in... Read More.