In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…

In the Journals

Kids without siblings engage in more unhealthy eating behaviors

November 12, 2019
Children aged younger than 8 years who did not have siblings were more likely to consume unhealthy foods and drinks than children of the same age…

In the Journals

Researchers identify significant lack of funding for pediatric firearm injury studies

November 11, 2019
Research focused on firearm-related injuries receives significantly less federal funding compared with other top causes of pediatric and adolescent…

Meeting News

Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according…

Meeting News

Tree nut allergy diagnosis poses challenges

November 9, 2019
HOUSTON — Data presented here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting indicate that tree nut…

Meeting News

Consider patient adherence when prescribing allergy immunotherapy

November 8, 2019
HOUSTON — Patient adherence is an important factor for allergists to consider when deciding which allergy immunotherapy to prescribe, according…


Crisis pregnancy centers pose risk to adolescent health, experts say

November 8, 2019
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, or SAHM, and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, or NASPAG, published…

CDC: Many leading causes of death associated with adverse childhood experiences

November 5, 2019
More than 15% of adults in the United States reported four or more adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, according to a new CDC report. These…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Bariatric surgery safe for pediatric patients with obesity

November 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Pediatric patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017 had low rates of readmission…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Bariatric surgery can address severe obesity epidemic

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The AAP issued a policy statement and technical report aimed at improving access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for young…

Meeting News

Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…


Reflective tape and shoes that fit: Pediatricians offer Halloween safety tips

October 30, 2019
The AAP offered tips on how to keep children safe this Halloween, recommending, among other things, that kids wear reflective tape on their costumes…

Meeting News

Tandem use of health care technology, communication provides benefits

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Physicians and patients who communicate by utilizing health care–related technology both benefit, according to a…

Meeting News

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

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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…

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…


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…