American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

Healio brings you the highlights from American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAP's NCE, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Nearly half of families report food insecurity during child’s hospitalization

November 27, 2018
ORLANDO — Nearly half of families who brought a child to the hospital reported experiencing food insecurity, according to a presentation at the…
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Breastfeeding support for hospital employees increasing, except child care

November 16, 2018
ORLANDO — Although hospitals in the United States provided more breastfeeding support to their employees between 2007 and 2015, less than 2% of…
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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…
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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.   
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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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Millions of children injured in falls from soft furniture

November 9, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 2 million children were injured in falls from sofas and beds between 2007 and 2016, with the rates of injuries…
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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…
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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