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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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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HBV antivirals most commonly prescribed by gastroenterologists, hepatologists

November 7, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Approximately 25% of pregnant women infected with hepatitis B received a prescription for antiviral therapy, according to…
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VIDEO: Addressing the effects of armed conflict on children

November 6, 2018
VIDEO: Addressing the effects of armed conflict on children ORLANDO, Fla. — The AAP recently released a policy statement about the physical and…
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Many teens interested in OTC testing for chlamydia but lack knowledge about infection

November 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A recent survey showed that many teenagers would be interested in an over-the-counter, or OTC, test for Chlamydia
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Addition of bovine colostrum reduces frequency, duration of acute diarrhea

November 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young children with acute diarrhea were more likely to have reduced frequency and duration of stools when they were…
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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…
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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…
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Cancer survivors likely to receive HPV vaccine after provider recommendation

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A study presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition revealed that among young adult and adolescent cancer
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Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…