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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AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
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Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…
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Lack of golf cart guidelines pose serious injury risk to children

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — Although severe pediatric injuries resulting from the use of all-terrain vehicles – such as skull fractures, concussions and…
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Despite increase in correct car seat position, booster seat use declined

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO —  Although the use of the rear-facing car safety seat position among infants and toddlers has increased from 12% to 61% since…
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AAP president renews call to advocate for victims of gun violence

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — During the presidential address of the AAP 2017 National Conference & Exhibition, Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP encouraged…
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Cell phone ownership linked to cyberbullying in younger schoolchildren

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Children in the third to fifth grades who own cell phones are more likely to be cyberbullied as well as do the cyberbullying compared…
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Riding with parent increases risk of slide-related leg fractures in children

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Injuries sustained by infants and toddlers on playground slides are most commonly observed in the lower extremities, which are…
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Thousands of children living within US borders exposed to toxic stress

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Approximately 300,000 families living in impoverished towns along the United States-Mexico border in Texas, called colonias, face…
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New persistent opioid use after surgery common among adolescents

September 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Adolescents and young adults prescribed opioid pain medications after surgery commonly refill these prescriptions for months beyond…
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Stricter gun laws associated with lower firearm injury rates in youth

September 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Regions of the United States with the strictest gun laws also had the lowest rates of ED visits for firearm injuries among children…