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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

September 22, 2017
Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a…
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LAIV ineffective for children during 2015-2016 season

September 22, 2017
Although vaccination against influenza lessened the chances of illness, the live-attenuated vaccine demonstrated inefficacy and the inactivated

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Few ED physicians counsel families on firearm injury prevention

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO — Although most pediatric emergency medicine providers believe that proper counseling could prevent firearm injuries sustained by…
Meeting News

Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate…
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Opioid-related ED visits rose 53% among children within 5 years

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Every day in the United States, approximately 117 children in EDs test positive for opioid abuse or dependence, with reported annual…
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Supporting Medicaid, CHIP through political advocacy

September 19, 2017
“One thing that I want pediatricians to understand is that we are teachers,” Lynda Young, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on…
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Pediatricians urged to promote gun safety legislation, protect kids

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although the AAP has been on the frontline of defending children against legislation that would promote unsafe gun use and storage…
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AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
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VIDEO: How can we protect our brains?

September 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — “Something I’m seeing more and more are the consequences of either major traumatic brain injury in a single episode
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Focus on strengths when treating autism

September 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — To better communicate and treat individuals with autism, clinicians and parents should focus on their strengths, which are often…
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Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…
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Lack of golf cart guidelines pose serious injury risk to children

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — Although severe pediatric injuries resulting from the use of all-terrain vehicles – such as skull fractures, concussions and…
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AAP president renews call to advocate for victims of gun violence

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — During the presidential address of the AAP 2017 National Conference & Exhibition, Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP encouraged…
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Thousands of children living within US borders exposed to toxic stress

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Approximately 300,000 families living in impoverished towns along the United States-Mexico border in Texas, called colonias, face…
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New persistent opioid use after surgery common among adolescents

September 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Adolescents and young adults prescribed opioid pain medications after surgery commonly refill these prescriptions for months beyond…
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Stricter gun laws associated with lower firearm injury rates in youth

September 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Regions of the United States with the strictest gun laws also had the lowest rates of ED visits for firearm injuries among children…
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