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AAP: Pediatricians should educate adolescents on all forms of contraception

September 30, 2014

The AAP’s Committee on Adolescence provides updated recommendations on contraception for adolescents in a policy statement recently published in Pediatrics.

Approximately 750,000 adolescents become pregnant each year, according to the committee. More than 80% of these pregnancies are unplanned, indicating a need for effective contraception among adolescents.


ACAAI recommends flu vaccine for children with egg allergies, asthma

September 29, 2014
Influenza vaccine is safe for children with egg allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and it recommends the vaccine for those…

Proposition 46 under fire: Experts call for better approach to physician drug testing

September 29, 2014
In two editorials published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, three physicians are speaking out against California’s Proposition 46, which would require…
In the Journals

Antibiotics during infancy may lead to early childhood obesity

September 29, 2014
Infants exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics before aged 24 months were more likely to experience early childhood obesity, according to recently published data.L
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What, Ebola Here?

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
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Childhood Obesity

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Pediatricians in practice during the past 20 years saw it coming and felt powerless to stop it. At first it was a…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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