U.S. Teenagers' Use of Cigarettes and Alcohol Are at a 40-Year Low

Fewer U.S. teenagers are consuming alcohol or smoking cigarettes than at any time in at least 40 years, although their use of many illicit drugs remains steady. | Full Article

This Year's Influenza Strain Is Tougher on Kids Than Previous Strains

Data from one area show jumps in pediatric hospitalizations and ED visits during years when influenza A(H3N2) rather than other strains was predominant. | Full Article

Unnecessary Chest Radiographs Are Commonly Ordered for Kids

Children often receive unnecessary chest radiographs that offer no clinical benefit, according to a study presented at the 2014 RSNA meeting. | Full Article

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