Children and adolescents make up nearly 40% of the world’s population. Their healthcare needs differ substantially from those of the adult population in many respects. Apart from the obvious differences in body size, it is increasingly recognized that infants, children and adolescents differ physiologically from adults: children are not simply small adults. The greatest growth, development and maturation of the various organ systems is during childhood; consequently, the seeds of healthy adulthood and old age are sown in infancy, childhood and adolescence. As the scientific and clinical issues important to pediatric healthcare become more complex, there is an increasing requirement for a centralized forum for commentary and analysis of the rapidly expanding wealth of information in this field. Pediatric Health features articles on all aspects of pediatric healthcare, from neonate to young adult, including pediatric oncology, neurology, cardiology, nephrology and infectious diseases. The journal focuses on the most important advances and highlights their relevance in the clinical setting. Pediatric Health has been designed to deliver essential concise information in an easily assimilable format – vital for the increasingly time-constrained professional.
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