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Back to school: The underachiever and the slow learner

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2014
Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP
Your young patients have begun their annual trek back to school. Some gladly, some ruefully. Some children and teenagers with educational problems…
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School building, classroom design may influence student performance

November 7, 2014
School building and classroom design significantly influences student learning and achievement, according to study findings published in Policy
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Vaccination coverage rates high among US kindergarteners

October 16, 2014
Routine vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten was at or near the 95% national Healthy People 2020 target for DTaP…
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Intervention improved shy children’s academic performance

October 3, 2014
Recent data show shy children who participated in a temperament-based intervention had greater increases in critical thinking and math compared with…
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Antibiotics overprescribed, improperly selected to treat pediatric pharyngitis

October 2, 2014
Recent data show that antibiotics were significantly overprescribed and incorrectly selected to treat pharyngitis in children from 1997 to 2010…

Removing barriers to contraceptive access reduced teen pregnancy, abortion rates

October 1, 2014
Teenagers who were given free access to a variety of birth control methods, along with counseling about the risks and benefits of each, were…
Industry News

HHS funds further development of two rapid, point-of-care influenza tests

October 1, 2014
Alere Inc. and InDevR Inc. have each entered into a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services to further development on two…

AAP: Pediatricians should educate adolescents on all forms of contraception

September 30, 2014
The AAP’s Committee on Adolescence provides updated recommendations on contraception for adolescents in a policy statement recently published…
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Antibiotics during infancy may lead to early childhood obesity

September 29, 2014
Infants exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics before age 24 months were more likely to experience early childhood obesity, according to recently…
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Combined aerobic, resistance exercise maximized positive outcomes in obese adolescents

September 29, 2014
Obese adolescents who participated in aerobic, resistance or combined exercise decreased their total body fat and waist circumference, according to…