What are some common pediatric health care issues?

Among the most common issues facing pediatricians today are:

  • Fetal origins of adult disease
  • Smoking among youth
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy – a syndrome in newborns which disturbs neurological function, causing respiratory problems, depressed reflexes, sub-normal consciousness, and potential seizures
  • Early-life origins of cardiovascular disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Brain tumors in children
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Environmental Chemical Exposure
  • Common childhood bacterial infections
  • Nutrition and celiac disease

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