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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
Meeting News

Takeda dengue vaccine candidate may protect against all four serotypes

November 14, 2018
Preliminary data regarding a live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate developed by Takeda show that the vaccine may be able to protect…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on e-cigarettes, improving rural health care access

November 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies and guidelines, including making e-cigarettes less attractive to children, improving health care access in rural areas…
Meeting News

Black children have highest rates of mental health-related ED visits

November 14, 2018
ORLANDO — Pediatric EDs throughout the United States have seen an increase in the number of visits due to mental health problems, according to…
In the Journals

USPSTF: Screen adults for unhealthy alcohol use

November 13, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued final recommendations that stated adults older than 18 years, including pregnant women…
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VIDEO: Sandy Hook Promise helps pediatricians 'know the signs'

November 13, 2018
ORLANDO — Twenty children and six adults were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.   
In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…
In the Journals

Mental health service use, treatment up among college students

November 12, 2018
A study measuring population-level trends in a nationwide cohort of U.S. college students found that mental health service utilization and treatment…
In the Journals

Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…
Meeting News

Grandparents, facing greater challenges, step up to raise kids

November 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite facing more physical and mental health challenges, grandparents raising their grandchildren appear to be coping with…
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VIDEO: AAP promotes technology in practice at annual meeting

November 9, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — With the AAP National Conference & Exhibition ending on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in…
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Teaching, mimicking, anticipating sleep outcomes improves sleep hygiene in teens

November 9, 2018
Interventions based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Health Action Process Approach that included primers on sleep medicine, reconstructed…
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VIDEO: AAP supports 'gender-affirming care' for youth

November 8, 2018
ORLANDO Fla. — In this video perspective, Michelle Forcier, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and assistant dean of medicine at The Warren…
FDA News

FDA reapproves OTC Primatene Mist for mild asthma

November 8, 2018
The FDA has approved over-the-counter Primatene Mist to temporarily relieve symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma in patients aged 12 years and…
Meeting News

Pediatric residents of all levels make prescription errors

November 8, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A study presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition found that residents of all levels made errors when writing
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VIDEO: Lizzie Velásquez asks pediatricians to be the voice of their patients

November 7, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this video perspective from the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, motivational speaker Lizzie Velásquez
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Computer-generated phone calls slightly increase asthma medication adherence

November 6, 2018
Computer-generated phone calls based on a patient’s electronic health record and answers to questions led to a small but statistically…
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Therapy putty does not improve focus in kids with ADHD

November 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Therapy putty may not help children and teenagers with ADHD focus or improve their academic performance, according to research…
Meeting News

AAP issues policy statement on effects of armed conflict on children

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — The AAP issued its first policy statement on the effects of armed conflicts on children. The report was presented here at the…
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AAP updates corporal punishment policy, offers parents alternatives to spanking

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — The AAP updated its policy on corporal punishment today, emphasizing ways that pediatricians should encourage parents to seek…