American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

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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…
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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…
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Febrile seizures following vaccination do not affect development, behavior

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children who experience febrile seizures following vaccination have similar developmental and behavioral outcomes compared with…
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Multiple factors drive PCP decision to report child maltreatment to CPS

October 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Primary care physicians’ decisions to file a report to Child Protective Services or to pursue alternative action is driven…