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Q&A: Joseph R. Hageman, MD, emphasizes review, evolution of specialty in Pediatric Annals

February 24, 2017

Last year was a year of great change for Pediatric Annals.  The physician-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed publication, in print for 45 years, went online only at, and a new editor was appointed when Stanford T. Shulman, MD, now Editor Emeritus, retired.

Reaction from readers has been positive. Online traffic to the Journal doubled in the first 6 months since the change and continues to grow. The Editorial Board, now led by Editor Joseph R. Hageman, MD, renewed its commitment to developing review articles for practitioners, and placed an increased emphasis on how Pediatric Annals’ readers want to receive information on treatment in the age of the Internet.

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FDA clears two tests used to assist treatment decisions for infections, sepsis

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Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Among Adolescents: Status of the Evidence and Public Health Recommendations

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Although the prevalence of tobacco smoking has been declining in recent years, the use of electronic nicotine delivery…
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