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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School-aged children show signs of ADHD in early morning despite treatment

October 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite receiving stable doses of stimulant medications, children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity
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Medical, recreational marijuana in pediatrics: What PCPs need to know

October 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — While studies indicate medical marijuana may help relieve symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, there is…
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Pediatric vaccination updates: The latest news physicians should know

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Following a meeting last week in which the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice approved several updates to its…
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Routine influenza vaccination at EDs reduces cost

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Offering influenza vaccination regularly to patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department lessens the financial and
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Pediatric readmission rates vary across patient race, ethnicity

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Among children hospitalized with asthma or diabetes, non-Hispanic black patients have the highest rates of readmission
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Dental screening by PCPs reduce oral health disparities among children

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Identifying children at high risk for dental caries in a primary health care setting prevents the development of caries in
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AAP recommends personalized media use plans for children, adolescents

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Parents and health care providers should work together to construct a Family Media Use Plan for children aged 5 to 18 years…
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Pediatric patients with Medicaid more likely to be transferred to trauma center

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Acutely injured pediatric patients with Medicaid are more likely to be transferred from an ED to a designated trauma center
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Sexual health surveys lead to increased STI screening among youth in ED

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — ED clinicians receiving decision-making support via an audio-computer-assisted self-interview sexual health survey resulted in
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AAP recommends 1-hour limit on digital media use for preschoolers

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Parents are encouraged to limit digital media use among children aged 2 to 5 years to 1 hour per day until evidence for benefit…