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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Superheroes are more violent than villains

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Although many viewers of superhero movies may think that the antagonist is responsible for violence depicted in these films…
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Accidental firearm injuries more common among younger children

November 4, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A study presented here showed that children aged younger than 12 years were more likely to be shot by accident in the United…
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10 million US children live farther than 60 miles from pediatric surgeon

November 4, 2018
Research using United States census data from 2010 found that more than 10 million children lived farther than 60 miles from the closest pediatric…
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VIDEO: AAP president discusses priorities for children's health

November 4, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In 2016, the AAP outlined its priorities for children’s health in a document called the Blueprint for Children. The…
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Epinephrine autoinjectors not used in nearly 80% of anaphylactic events

November 4, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Many parents of children who require allergy treatment with epinephrine autoinjectors do not regularly use the product during…
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Most children cannot tell real guns from toy guns

November 4, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Most parents and caregivers said in a recent survey that their children could tell a toy gun from a real gun. However, less…
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Former prosecutor challenges pediatricians to help black youth achieve success

November 3, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Pediatricians must use their “sword and shield” to help black children overcome the obstacles early in life that…
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Parents frequently share children’s antibiotics with others

November 3, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Almost half of parents who had leftover antibiotics that were prescribed for their children stored them for later, and almost…
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Instant soups account for more than 20% of pediatric scald injuries

November 3, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Scald burns, a major cause of preventable injuries among children, are commonly caused by instant soups and noodles, with 20%…
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Teens infrequently fill antibiotic prescriptions for STIs after ED discharge

November 3, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers said less than half of all teens diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections filled prescriptions for outpatient…