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Initiative reduces low-risk pediatric cardiology referrals to 0%

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A six-step initiative embedded in electronic health records dropped the percentage of low-probability cardiology referrals among…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Children in rural areas at highest risk for lawnmower injuries

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lawnmower injuries disproportionately affect children in rural areas compared with those living in urban areas in the United…
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One-third of US kids not getting enough sleep on weeknights

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Roughly a third of U.S. schoolchildren do not get the recommended amount of sleep on weeknights, researchers reported here. The…
Feature

Parents need to know more about teen vaping — PCPs can help

October 28, 2019
Juul might be one of the greatest marketing successes of the early 21st century, data suggest. “In the short 3-year period [of] 2015 to 2017…
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Antihistamines only delay emergency treatment for anaphylaxis

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Giving antihistamines to children who experience anaphylaxis only endangers their lives by delaying emergency treatment…
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Rate of pediatric suicide higher in areas with more poverty

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Counties with higher levels of poverty have higher levels of pediatric and adolescent suicide, according to research presented at…
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VIDEO: Guiding pediatricians through a modern, digital world

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In 2016, the AAP released guidelines on childhood technology use. The organization offered recommendations on how to make TV…
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HIV testing increases 15-fold among teens after improvement initiative

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A center with typically low HIV testing rates achieved a 15-fold increase in the number of adolescents screened for infection at…
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AAP guidelines promote access to pediatric metabolic, bariatric surgery

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A new AAP policy statement offered ways for pediatricians to improve access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for pediatric and…
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Educational intervention improves injury prevention knowledge among medical students

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — An educational intervention focused on injury prevention strategies was effective at training first-year medical students to…
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Drones: A faster alternative to traditional EMS?

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Study findings showed that drones could respond more quickly to emergency medical situations in one inner city location during…

Similar themes from vaping-related injuries emerge as death toll slowly rises

October 25, 2019
The manner through which some patients who are affected by e-cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, obtained their vaping devices had…
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Rates of trampoline-related fractures jump among children

October 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Research presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition highlighted a significant increase in the number of…

‘A great achievement’: Wild poliovirus type 3 eradicated globally

October 24, 2019
Wild poliovirus type 3, or WPV3, has been eradicated globally, experts announced on World Polio Day. The declaration was made by the Global Polio…
FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…

LA county reports measles exposure at Disneyland

October 24, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that a person with an infectious case of measles visited Disneyland and a coffee shop…
Feature

Identifying kids at risk for sudden cardiac death presents serious challenges

October 23, 2019
Sudden cardiac death — the leading cause of sudden death among high school and college athletes in the United States — is not something…
In the JournalsPerspective

Suicidal thoughts, attempts rising among black teens

October 22, 2019
Between 1991 and 2017, nearly one in five high school students reported suicidal ideation, and more than one in 10 had a plan for suicide, according…
Guidelines

Treat kids early, new migraine guideline says

October 22, 2019
The American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society clinical guideline for acute symptomatic treatment of migraines in children and…
Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…