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VIDEO: Bariatric surgery can address severe obesity epidemic

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The AAP issued a policy statement and technical report aimed at improving access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for young…

Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

October 30, 2019
Research presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo highlighted a need for future studies of the impact of autism spectrum disorder…
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Enteral tube feeding improves growth in children with CKD even after 2 years of age

October 30, 2019
A published study found starting enteral tube feeding after 2 years of age improved height and weight standard deviation score in pre-pubertal…
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Autism MEAL Plan offers multidisciplinary approach to address food selectivity

October 30, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Presenters at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo showcased a parent-mediated, group-based intervention called the…
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Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…
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Reflective tape and shoes that fit: Pediatricians offer Halloween safety tips

October 30, 2019
The AAP offered tips on how to keep children safe this Halloween, recommending, among other things, that kids wear reflective tape on their costumes…
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Xpert Ultra assay identifies pediatric TB with high sensitivity

October 30, 2019
An updated version of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin assay, known as Ultra, demonstrated high sensitivity in diagnosing pulmonary…

Court case highlights misconceptions surrounding pediatric transgender care

October 29, 2019
A Texas court case involving a custody dispute over a young child who may identify as transgender has ignited a national debate about the appropriate…
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Tandem use of health care technology, communication provides benefits

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Physicians and patients who communicate by utilizing health care–related technology both benefit, according to a…
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Initiative reduces low-risk pediatric cardiology referrals to 0%

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A six-step initiative embedded in electronic health records dropped the percentage of low-probability cardiology referrals among…
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Children in rural areas at highest risk for lawnmower injuries

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lawnmower injuries disproportionately affect children in rural areas compared with those living in urban areas in the United…
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VIDEO: Managing the effects of opioid use for the whole family

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, associate professor of pediatrics and health…
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Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…
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Pediatricians lead the way in making microwaves safer for kids

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Summarizing a successful effort to make microwave doors “child-resistant” to protect kids from scalds, researchers…
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One-third of US kids not getting enough sleep on weeknights

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Roughly a third of U.S. schoolchildren do not get the recommended amount of sleep on weeknights, researchers reported here. The…
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Parents need to know more about teen vaping — PCPs can help

October 28, 2019
Juul might be one of the greatest marketing successes of the early 21st century, data suggest. “In the short 3-year period [of] 2015 to 2017…
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SSTI incidence plateaus overall in US, declines in children

October 28, 2019
Following a “dramatic” rise in skin and soft tissue infections, or SSTIs, in the United States that peaked earlier this decade, evidence…
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Antihistamines only delay emergency treatment for anaphylaxis

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Giving antihistamines to children who experience anaphylaxis only endangers their lives by delaying emergency treatment…
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Rate of pediatric suicide higher in areas with more poverty

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Counties with higher levels of poverty have higher levels of pediatric and adolescent suicide, according to research presented at…
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VIDEO: Guiding pediatricians through a modern, digital world

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In 2016, the AAP released guidelines on childhood technology use. The organization offered recommendations on how to make TV…