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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Exposure to suicide on social media does not affect suicidal ideation behavior rates

October 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Findings presented at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition indicated no significant association between highly…
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10 medical liability myths pediatricians need to know

October 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — A lack of legal and insurance training, combined with a significant amount of professional confusion regarding what constitutes…
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Despite guidelines, 30% of summer camps lack formal head lice policies

October 25, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite AAP recommendations for head lice management, 30% of summer camps were either unaware of guidelines or had no formal…
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AAP offers guidelines to minimize SIDS, sleep-related infant deaths

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, parents are encouraged to provide a safe sleep environment for infants aged…
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Regarding car seats, physics trump state laws

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO When it comes to car seat best practices, PCPs should counsel parents to concern themselves less with the often-minimal…
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Parental education on e-cigarette exposure risk needed

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Many parents are unaware of the toxic exposure risk that vapor from e-cigarettes poses, suggesting that they need to be advised…
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PCPs prescribing medication for ADD, depression should 'start low, go slow'

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — When considering medication for children and adolescents with ADHD, depression and anxiety, PCPs should start with a low dose…
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Increased media exposure linked to less homework completion among schoolchildren

October 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Children who spent more time on digital devices were less likely to finish their homework or care about their academic…
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Improvements in pediatric obesity recognition, treatment needed

October 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Efforts to improve the diagnosis and treatment of obesity must include attention to younger, less obese patients, as well as…
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ED visits for headache pain on the rise among children

October 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — The rates of ED visits, and ensuing hospital admission, increased significantly among children presenting with non-traumatic